Planning & Assessment
To foster a culture of continuous improvement, as well as meet SACSCOC institutional effectiveness standards, the Division of Academic Affairs employs processes of unit-level action planning and program-level learning outcomes assessment tied to institutional goals, objectives and priorities. Each year, department heads and directors establish and report progress on a set of activities intended to advance unit-level objectives and performance indicators. Similarly, academic program coordinators regularly assess identified learning outcomes within each undergraduate and graduate major program. Data derived from both processes are used to assess the extent to which objectives/outcomes are being met, as well as develop strategies to improve the unit or program.