Effectiveness


Mission

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) at Florida Southwestern State College collaborates with academic and administrative units across the institution to promote effective continuous improvement programming. Our institution abides by the accrediting criteria laid out by SACS; presently, these criteria are referred to in section 3.3: Institutional Effectiveness of the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, a SACS publication. In particular, section 3.3.1 outlines the areas that educational leaders must track annually:

3.3.1 The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas:
   3.3.1.1. Educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
   3.3.1.2. Administrative support services
   3.3.1.3. Academic and student support services
   3.3.1.4. Research within its mission, if appropriate
   3.3.1.5. Community/public service within its mission, if appropriate

Joseph van Gaalen

, Ph.D.
Director, Assessment & Effectiveness

Heather Scott

, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Effectiveness