Office of Planning & Institutional Performance
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
AB5 - Suite 313
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565
Contact: Nevin Cales
Phone: (239) 590-7040
Fax: (239) 590-7098
Welcome to the Assessment web site.
With the goal of fostering continuous improvement, FGCU has launched a major assessment initiative as part of its Strategic Planning process. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that a culture of assessment is at the heart of everything FGCU is about. To realize this goal, planning, budgeting, assessment, and accountability must be more closely integrated if meaningful improvement is to occur. This is especially important as FGCU continues to grow and add more programs and services.
Every organizational unit within the university produces an assessment plan tied to its goals and services. In the case of the five colleges, not only does the assessment plan address unit-level goals, it also includes an assessment plan 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.
Links to these surveys and reports are provided below:
External Assessments Noel Levitz, CIRP, NSSE Reports
State University System Academic Learning Compact - 1 page pdf summary of ALCs
FGCU- Program Specific Learning Outcomes - 98 page pdf