The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges requires that institutions establish a Leadership Team to manage and validate the internal institutional assessment of compliance with all Core Requirements and Comprehensive Standards. In its Handbook for Reaffirmation of Accreditation the Commission recommends that the team include individuals who have the skills, knowledge and authority to lead in this institutional effort. It is suggested that the team not be too large, but its membership should include at least the chief executive officer, the chief academic officer, the accreditation liaison, and a representative faculty member.
The Institutional Effectiveness Team initially served primarily as the core group for our SACS Leadership Team. As the core SACS team, the responsibilities* included, but were not limited to:
This Institutional Effectiveness Team ultimately was subsumed under the SACS Leadership Team, constituted during the 2008-09 academic year. The SACS Leadership Team included the President as well as others named by the President. The responsibilities* of the team expanded to include:
* These responsibilities are those recommended by the Commission in the Handbook for Reaffirmation of Accreditation
In November, 2010, UNF filed its Annual Report with the Board of Governors. Under Institutional Effectiveness, we reported on the current work of the Institutional Effectiveness Team:
Two years ago, UNF received official notification from SACS that it had been reaccredited. It is noteworthy that the SACS visiting team praised UNF for its virtually flawless compliance report. More significantly, UNF not only has maintained the processes it put in place to generate that high degree of compliance; it has, in fact, built upon them so that institutional effectiveness is truly integrated into the fabric of the University. What had been an Institutional Effectiveness Team assembled for the purpose of preparing the SACS report has now been transformed into a standing Institutional Effectiveness Committee. Further, home-grown strategic planning and assessment software will very shortly be replaced by sophisticated electronic programs provided by a national vendor and tailor-fit to UNF’s particular needs. This investment will facilitate continuous rather than intermittent improvement across all units and programs of the University.
The Institutional Effectiveness Committee has ongoing responsibilities that include monitoring our progress in UNF's Quality enhancement Plan, "Community Based Transformational Learning" as well as to remain in compliance of all SACS standards regardless of where the institution is on the reaffirmation timeline. Much of the work of the IEC overlaps with the Strategic Planning Council. For more information on the University's progress in strategic planning, visit the President's website and the Strategic Planning website to understand the process of planning on our campus.
Dr. Earle C. Traynham, Interim Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Ms. Shawn W. Brayton, SACS LiaisonDr. Mark Tumeo, Dean, College of Computing, Engineering, and ConstructionDr. Annabel Brooks, Student Affairs Public Relations ManagerDr. Pamela Chally, Dean, Brooks College of HealthDr. Karen Patterson, Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Mr. Albert Colom, Associate VP, Enrollment Services
Dr. Lucy Croft, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs
Dr. Elizabeth Curry, Dean, LibraryDr. Marnie Jones, Director, Center for Community-Based LearningDr. Daniel Moon, Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. James Garner, Chair of the Council of Chairs, Professor, Physics
Ms. Marianne Jaffee, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Director of Planning
Dr. John Kantner, Associate VP, Researcn, Dean of Graduate School
Dr. Radha Pyati, Faculty Association President
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, Dean, College of Education and Human ServicesDr. Megan Schramm Possinger, Director of Assessment
Dr. Len Roberson, Associate VP, Academic Technology and Innovation
Dr. Mark Dawkins, Dean, Coggin College of Business
Dr. Thomas Serwatka, Vice President and Chief of Staff
Ms. Shari Shuman, Vice President, Administration and FinanceMr. Reggie Brinson, CIOMs. Edythe Abdullah, Interim Dean, Continuing Education
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