350.030 Assessment of Administrative and Student Support Outcomes Policy


This policy delineates the requirements set forth by Florida International University regarding the conditions under which administrative areas must be assessed, as mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The SACSCOC accreditation principles dictate that all administrative and student support service units assess processes and document data-driven improvement actions. Assessment reports for administrative and student support service units are submitted to SACSCOC every ten years for review.

This policy also serves to foster data-informed improvement processes aligned with FIU’s strategic plan that will impact student success. To achieve this, administrative units and student support units must create appropriate administrative outcomes and design applicable methods to measure these outcomes. These units are required to collect data, analyze data trends, and report the results of these outcomes annually. In addition, in accordance with the assessment cycle established by the Institutional Effectiveness team in the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability, units are required to describe improvement strategies at the end of each assessment cycle. A follow-up report documenting the implementation of improvement strategies is required one year after the improvement strategies are recorded. The effect of the improvement strategies on unit effectiveness needs to be taken into consideration when planning future assessment and improvement strategies.

Published on 2024-04-28

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