Cycle of Effectiveness
Annual Cycle of Review Goals
|Effectiveness Plan||Last Friday of September|
|Plan Updates (as a result of Departmental or Staff meetings)||Third Friday in November|
|Results Updates||Third Friday of April|
|Results and/or Finalization||Second Friday of May|
|Finalization||Last Friday in August|
Each year, Florida Southwestern State College’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness aids administrative units and academic programs in the development and tracking of their respective "Effectiveness Plans." Creating a formal "Effectiveness Plan" is an important step in consistently documenting the continuous improvement efforts educational leaders engage at FSW. Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is the extent to which planned outcomes, goals, or objectives are achieved as a result of an activity, strategy, intervention or initiative intended to achieve the desired effect. Thus, a useful Effectiveness Plan is one that contains clearly written outcomes, strategies for meeting those outcomes and has appropriate assessment techniques for measuring how well those outcomes have been achieved. Finally, to "close the loop" on the institutional effectiveness cycle, each Effectiveness Plan should use results in a meaningful, impactful way.