Benefits

Faculty and staff will be able to:

  • Participate in planning and assessment processes
  • Align college, department, academic program, service unit, center or institute missions with the broader university mission
  • Streamline curriculum/program development
  • Determine student/program areas of strength and weakness
  • Illustrate courses/program value to the university
  • Provide evidence-based feedback to colleagues and students
  • Contribute to creating a data-driven, disciplined culture
    of excellence

Administrators will be able to:

  • Evaluate/allocate resources efficiently based on evidence
  • Increase effectiveness of providing direction and deciding policy
  • Track/demonstrate program progress and contribution
    to university
  • Create cohesive and meaningful strategic plans
  • Identify the degree of topic or activity reinforcement in courses/programs
  • Align curricula or services across courses/programs
  • Support institutional goals
  • Contribute to creating a disciplined culture of excellence

The institution will be able to:

  • Obtain better information to evaluate policies and practices
  • Draw on evidence to make changes
  • Use results to seek grant or foundation funding
  • Demonstrate responsiveness to public needs and concerns
  • Align learning across curriculum
  • Place students appropriately
  • Generate higher student academic success
  • Demonstrate how the institution is making a difference
  • Improve communications with stakeholders
  • Achieve more thorough curriculum review and revision
  • Align strategic planning and budgeting processes
  • Ensures compliance with SACS Core and
    Comprehensive Standards

Students will be able to:

  • Engage in a more rigorous and coordinated learning experience
  • Learn more and better
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