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Office of Planning & Institutional Performance
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
AB5 - Suite 313
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Contact: Jacquie Toth
Phone: (239) 590-7046
Fax: (239) 590-7098


Welcome to the Assessment web site.

Planning, budgeting, assessment, and accountability must be closely integrated if meaningful improvement is to occur.

FGCU Internal Assessment Efforts and Survey Assistance

Every organizational unit within the university produces an Annual Report tied to its goals and services. In the case of the colleges, not only are Annual Reports developed to address unit-level goals, Assessment Plans and Reports are prepared for each academic program that leads to a degree. In addition, each of the academic program plans for baccalaureate programs addresses the requirements for Academic Learning Compacts as determined by the Board of Governors.

To facilitate the development of assessment plans, each major area of the university (e.g., colleges and deans, administrative services, advancement ) designated an assessment liaison.

Student and Faculty Assessment Studies

The office coordinates a systematic process of external student and faculty surveys including participation in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement, the Higher Education Research Institute Faculty Survey, and Noel-Levitz student satisfaction to gauge student involvement that is complemented by its own studies of such issues as retention, staff climate, and residential life.

Assessment plans and Annual Reports are gathered into our Assessment and Accreditation Management System to allow easier accountablilty reporting to our University Board of Trustees, State Board of Governors,as well as our regional and professional accrediting organizations.

Questions about the Assessment and Accreditation Managment System at FGCU should be directed to Lenore Benefield Director of Assesment and Accreditation Managment Systems