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Gadsden State Community College

Institutional Effectiveness

Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Joe Ford Center Room 344
(256) 549-8230
(256) 439-6825(fax)

Contact: Dr. Teresa C. Rhea, Director


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097






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USP and SLO Planning and Evaluation Timeline









April 14, 2015


Budget Managers Meeting

All Budget Managers will meet to receive information regarding the development of the 2015-2016 Budgets, Unit Strategic Plans (USPs) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs);

April 29, 2015

2015-2016 Budgets, USPs and SLOs due

Budget Managers and Department/Division Chairs submit USPs and SLOs on IE System; Budget due to Deans and VP.

May 29, 2015

2015-2016 USP and SLO approval by Deans and VPs

Instructional Deans and VPs approve USPs and SLOs using the IE online system.
August 19, 2015

2015-2016 USP and SLO Implementation

First Day of Class AY 2015-2016








Reporting of 2014-2015



August 31, 2015


Units will begin evaluation of USPs and SLOs for 2014-2015

Department/Division Chairs, Program Directors, Unit Managers will

  • evaluate SLOs from the 2014-2015 academic year
  • report Results and Use of Results on the IE system
  • submit documentation to IE (Attn:  Nona Bridges)

Access data collection program on IE Webpage,


October 16, 2015


Evaluation of 2014-2015 SLOs and USPs due

Faculty, Department/Division Chairs and Deans collect data from 2014-2015 SLO Evaluations; Analyze the data; Report the Results; Use the Results to improve.


October 19, 2015

Planning and Evaluation Committee begins review of 2014-2015 USPs and SLOs

The three Planning and Evaluation Committees (P&E) will review, recommend amendments, and approve/disapprove the 2014-2015 Unit Strategic Plan Evaluations.  Documentation of P&E review will be in the form of committee minutes submitted to President and IE.


December 11, 2015

Planning and Evaluation Committee Review 2014-2015 USPs and SLOs due

Reports due from the Planning and Evaluation Committees:  Administrative Processes, Educational Programs, and Student Services



 Unit Strategic Planning