VSU is engaged in annual institutional effectiveness for continuous improvement. The following information contains important directions regarding this year’s report. To aid in this process, Strategic Research & Analysis coordinates the annual collection of necessary information from all administrative and academic units within the university. The documentation contributes toward our evidence of institutional effectiveness for our SACS accreditation.
Each administrative and academic unit is required to submit an updated institutional effectiveness report (IER) and plan (IEP) annually. These reports provide unit goals, evidence of achieving goals, and how the unit will improve its effectiveness for the next year. The reports and plans include:
For administrative units, the content of the summary may be the results and follow-up done as a result of an internal audit or other internal program used for measuring effectiveness/improvement. For academic units, the content will primarily focus on the assessment of student learning outcomes but can include administrative functions (i.e., enrollment and recruiting). Each degree program must be reported separately.
The following guidelines have been provided to assist in completion of this year’s submissions.
Completing the 2009-10 Institutional Effectiveness Report:
Completing the 2010-11 Institutional Effectiveness Plan:
If you have any questions about the institutional effectiveness reports, plans, or portal, please contact Strategic Research & Analysis for assistance at 245-6517 or by the email addresses listed below.