Every ten years the University of Florida undergoes a comprehensive self-study process leading to reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The University of Florida proposed an alternative approach to the self-study process, a strategic focus on internationalizing the University of Florida. In addition to the focused self-study on internationalization, UF must document compliance with the SACSCOC criteria on accreditation.
The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) of the University of Florida (UF) is a key component of the 2014 SACSCOC Accreditation process.
UF's QEP defines one area that UF considers essential to its mission and focuses on this one key issue as strategically important to the university’s future success: Internationalization of the University of Florida.
The 2014 Quality Enhancement Plan will provide specific goals based on desired student learning outcomes and define a mechanism for assessing progress towards the stated learning outcomes.
The Academic Assessment Committee shall review Academic Learning Compacts (ALC) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) developed by each unit in order to assess their feasibility and consistency with University-wide evaluation. The committee will provide recommendations to the Provost on methods of assessing SLOs for each unit (including General Education). These recommendations may include unit self-assessment criteria already established. The committee will develop methods for assessing progress in implementing curricular recommendations. These methods should include input from student surveys. The committee will also develop long-term assessment plans for the undergraduate program at an institutional level. The committee will provide an annual report of its work, findings, and recommendations to the Senate and the President.
The Office of Institutional Planning and Research is responsible for providing the university management with information that supports institutional planning, policy formation and decision making; for coordinating responses to inquiries for university-related information and serving as a comprehensive source for information about the institution; and for administering the Board of Governors data collection/reporting system on campus.