University Assessment Committee

Mission Statement

To foster an environment of continuous improvement in student learning and provision of services to the VSU community through the use of active, ongoing, and constructive assessments.


The University Assessment Committee (UAC) is an executive body created to foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement in both academic and administrative areas. It reports to the President and Vice Presidents on assessment processes occurring campus-wide and collects data from and reviews assessment programs of all units of the university. Its membership consists of representatives from each college and each senior administrative division with members serving serve 3-year terms. Current committee members.

Institutional Effectiveness

In its Principles of Accreditation (2012 edition), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has several requirements and standards that focus on institutional effectiveness. In essence, Valdosta State University must prove it complies with these standards through “systematic, ongoing, integrated, research-based reviews that result in continuous improvement” institution-wide. A summary of institutional effectiveness principles.

The below templates are provided to assist in the preparation of institutional effectiveness reports and plans. Every educational program, administrative support unit, academic support unit, research unit, and community/public service unit must prepare and complete these reports annually.

Memorandum to Administrative Unit Heads, Department Heads, and Deans about IEP/IER Submission (August 11, 2016)

Report and Plan

Due Date

Institutional Effectiveness Templates (Word Documents):

  • Academic Program (PLAN, REPORT)
  • Administrative Unit, Community Service Unit, or Research Unit (PLAN, REPORT)

Annually by September 30 for each program/unit to the College or Division's Assessment Committee for first level review. Then by October 31 to the University Assessment Committee for second level review.

IEP and IER Preparation Resources:

IEP and IER Review/Evaluation Resources:

  • Perform a self-review of your documents by answering the questions in this online form:   This is simply a guide to help you identify plan or report elements that could benefit from more explanation. 

Departments or programs needing copies of prior IEP/IER submissions should contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at assessment [at] or access them through LiveText (password protected).

Digital Measures Training Classes

Date Time               Location

August 3, 2017

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

   Odum Library 3270

August 21, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    TBA

September. 12, 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    TBA

October 4, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    TBA

November 9, 2017

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    TBA

December 1, 2017 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    TBA

January 5, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    TBA

February 5, 2018

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    TBA

March 6, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    TBA

April 4, 2018

2:30 PM -  3:30 PM    TBA

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