Accreditation

Overview

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Planning provides leadership on USF's institutional accreditation and support for discipline specific accreditation requirements including annual reporting to the Florida Board of Governors. 

We serve as USF's liaison to our institutional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and to the State University System's Board of Governors (BOG) for matters related to: Accreditation and Assessment; the formation and dissolution of new academic programs, centers, and institutes; partnerships with other educational institutions; and, other substantive changes.  

We coordinate the creation of new academic programs, including administration of the intent proposal system and the five-year master academic plan. We also analyze labor market data provided by Burning Glass and coordinate analysis of curricular offerings, providing a central repository for University-level information about academic offerings. 

We also facilitate the evaluation of academic programs by assuring the quality of student learning outcomes assessment and facilitating academic program review activities.