Accountability & Effectiveness


Accountability Mission

The Office of Accountability provides leadership and support to Florida SouthWestern State College for the coordination, development, and implementation of strategic and comprehensive accountability plans, and works to coordinate and maintain the systems necessary to meet regional, programmatic, federal and state accreditation, and approval requirements and mandates.

Effectiveness Mission

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for overseeing the areas of institutional and program level evaluation. We provide support to the campus community to set measurable goals, define operational and student learning outcomes, evaluate success and improve their impact and effectiveness. Institutional effectiveness encompasses the continuous improvement cycle in which faculty and staff are provided with guidance for program/unit planning, defining student learning outcomes and operational outcomes, program/unit monitoring, and program/unit evaluation.

Joseph van Gaalen

, Ph.D.
Director, Assessment & Effectiveness

Barbara Miley

, M.B.A.
Coordinator of Accountability & Effectiveness