Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure Policy Statement
An accredited SACSCOC institution is obligated to provide to its students, constituents, and the public information about itself that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient. Information provided to the public includes published statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals. Information on student success may include reliable information in retention, graduation, course completion, licensure examinations, and job placement rates and other measures of student success appropriate to institutional mission. (SACSCOC, June 2014)
The University of Southern Mississippi has developed a number of goals and benchmarks for student success that are included in the links above.
In some instances, long-range goals were established a number of years ago. The University is engaged in an assessment of these goals, with the intention of revising and adapting them as necessary to meet the current context of higher education.
In other instances, the University will be updating data gathered on a periodic basis.
The University is in the process of developing a new strategic plan that will serve to provide additional goals for student achievement.