The University of West Florida assesses student learning as a good practice toward an overall goal of seeking improvement. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness collects departmental assessment reports for educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to include associate, bachelor, master, specialist, and doctoral degrees as well as certificates and minors as appropriate. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness also supports the Director of General Education in collection of general education assessment reports. The annual programmatic assessment reports and accompanying documentation provided by departments demonstrate the University’s ongoing efforts to seek improvement in educational programs.
Further, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness collaborates with the Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and the Director of General Education to serve as a resource for departmental faculty on good practices in assessment, advisement of effective strategies for programmatic assessment and reporting, and professional development activities related to assessment of student learning outcomes at the course-level and program-level.
In addition, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness assists the Office of the Provost in annual status reporting of Academic Learning Compacts, related assessment mechanisms, program evaluation, and continuous improvement processes (State University System of Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.016 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment).