THE ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTIVENESS
All academic units at Georgia College & State University engage in a variety of assessment practices driven by the university's strategic directions to ensure efforts towards continuous improvement.
Continuous improvement of student learning in the classroom is fostered by two-tiered assessment of teaching effectiveness.
The quality of degree programs and academic support services is monitored through annual completion of an assessment-planning record (APR). The APR data enables sound decision-making and accountability to external constituencies such as the Board of Regents and accrediting agencies. (See 3.05.02)
All degree programs undergo also comprehensive program reviews periodically in accordance with BOR policy and external accreditation demands.
Accredited programs also undergo periodic external review by their accreditation bodies.
The University Profile System (UPS) facilitates disclosure of academic effectiveness by providing information about degree programs, courses, instructors, as well as information on schools, departments, and support units. (See 3.05.06)
The schedules for all assessment, review, and reporting procedures are in section 3.05.07 of the Academic Affairs Handbook.
All aspects of academic assessment are coordinated through the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Harrison House. Guidance and information are also provided online: http://info.gcsu.edu/intranet/Academicassessment/. The Academic Assessment intranet site is linked to the Faculty/Staff menu of the MyCats Favorite Links page.