Focal point for FGCU’s institutional effectiveness efforts and accreditation.
The Office of Planning and Institutional Performance (PIP) gathers, analyzes, and uses data to inform institutional planning and effectiveness processes, policy development, and decision-making; facilitates program review; and coordinates and supports university-wide strategic planning efforts.
In fostering accountability and excellence, PIP provides guidance and mechanisms for assessment in such areas as educational outcomes, effectiveness in teaching and learning, distance learning and faculty productivity. The Office of Planning and Institutional Performance uses planning strategies and assessment to do the following: assist the University to improve its programs and services, including international dimensions and community outreach for adult learners; and to achieve regional and specialized accreditation.
The office oversees institutional effectiveness efforts including maintenance of unit assessment plans and annual reports.
- 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.
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