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Gadsden State Community College

Institutional Effectiveness

Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Ayers Campus - Administration Building 102; Phone 256-835-5456

Wallace Drive Campus - Allen Hall Room 107; Phone 256-549-8228
Fax:  256-549-8351

Contact: Ms. Pam Johnson, 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











Budget Managers Meeting

All Budget Managers will meet to receive information regarding the development of the 2016-2017 Budgets, Unit Strategic Plans (USPs) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs);


June 6,


USPs and SLOs due

Department/Division Chairs submit USPs and SLOs on IE System;

June 20, 2016

2016-2017 USP and SLO approval by Deans

Instructional Deans approve USPs and SLOs using the IE online system.
August 22, 2016

2016-2017 USP and SLO Implementation

First Day of Class AY 2016-2017








Reporting of 2015-2016



August 31, 2016



Units will begin evaluation of USPs and SLOs for 2015-2016

Department/Division Chairs, Program Directors, Unit Managers will

  • evaluate SLOs from the 2015-2016 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 17, 2016


Evaluation of 2015-2016 SLOs and USPs due

Faculty, Department/Division Chairs and Deans collect data from 2015-2016 SLO Evaluations; Analyze the data; Report the Results; Use the Results to improve.


October 20, 2016

Planning and Evaluation Committee begins review of 2015-2016 USPs and SLOs

The three Planning and Evaluation Committees (P&E) will review, recommend amendments, and approve/disapprove the 2015-2016 Unit Strategic Plan Evaluations.  Documentation of P&E review will be in the form of committee minutes submitted to President and IE.


December 11, 2016

Planning and Evaluation Committee Review 2015-2016 USPs and SLOs due

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



 Unit Strategic Planning