The office oversees institutional effectiveness efforts including maintenance of unit assessment plans and annual reports. Consequently, this includes overseeing the preparation and submission of all reports and information requests associated with the university’s regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The Office has worked to establish a system of peer program review that is in compliance with the state-mandated seven-year program review cycle. The office coordinates a systematic process of external student surveys including participation in CIRP, NSSE, FSSE, 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. Federal IPEDS reporting and media requests for data are completed by the office. The office also serves as the data administrator for the Board of Governors and is responsible for overseeing the preparation and submission of all state-mandated reports and files. The Board of Trustees Information System is also maintained and updated quarterly to provide the university with essential facts concerning student enrollment, financial aid, faculty and staff, budget, and campus crime. The Office also coordinates faculty surveys/evaluations of academic deans, associate/assistant deans, and chair persons. In addition, the office provides ready assistance to any unit within the university seeking survey support or specific information.