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Institutional Effectiveness

Academic Assessment

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As outlined in Section 8 of the SACSCOC Resource Manual, student learning and student success are at the core of the mission of all institutions of higher learning. Effective institutions focus on the design and improvement of educational experiences to enhance student learning and support student learning outcomes for its educational programs. The University of Southern Mississippi conducts annual assessments of its academic programs, certificates, minors, and general education curriculum courses. Faculty within the University’s four academic, degree-granting colleges, complete these annual assessments and record results and analysis in the Weave Education assessment platform. Program Review Committees from the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils review subsets of the reports annually.

All AY 2023-2024 reports are due on September 1, 2024.

Program-Level Assessment

Undergraduate Program-Level Assessment

Undergraduate program-level assessment (including undergraduate certificates and minors) reports are reviewed by the Program Review Committee of the Undergraduate Council bi-annually. In academic year 2024-2025, the Committee will review Schools in Rotation Year 1.

Rotation Year 1 2
Schools Reviewed

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Coastal Resilience

Finance

Humanities

Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development

Leadership

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Music

Ocean Science and Engineering

Polymer Science and Engineering 

Professional Nursing Practice

Psychology

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Graduate Program-Level Assessment

Graduate program-level assessment (including graduate-level certificates) reports are reviewed by the Program Review Committee of the Graduate Council bi-annually. In academic year 2024-2025, the Committee will review Rotation Year 1.

Rotation Year 1 2
Schools Reviewed

Accountancy

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Coastal Resilience

Leadership

Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Management

Marketing

Media and Communication

Music

Ocean Science and Engineering

Speech and Hearing Sciences

STEM Education

Child and Family Sciences

Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security

Education

Finance

Health Professions

Humanities

Kinesiology and Nutrition

Library and Information Sciences

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Performing and Visual Arts

Polymer Science and Engineering

Psychology

Social Science and Global Studies

Social Work

GEC Course Assessment

GEC assessment reports are reviewed by the GEC Committee, a subcommittee of the Undergraduate Council, on a tri-annual rotation. In academic year 2024-2025, the Committee will review the categories in Rotation Year 3. Information regarding the General Education Curriculum can be found in the bulletin and Seymour's GEC

Rotation Year GEC Categories
1 04 / 05
2 01 / 03 / 08
3 02 / 06

 

 

 

 

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