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Population AnalysesEach year, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Compliance analyzes USC Upstate student population characteristics to provide data used for strategic planning and assessment of operations. Reports of freshmen, graduates and transfers are completed and reflect trends in demographics, performance, retention and matriculation as appropriate.
Freshmen Analyses2009 Freshmen Analysis2007 Freshmen Analysis
2006 Freshmen Analysis2005 Freshmen Analysis
2004 Freshmen Analysis
Transfer Analyses2008 Transfer Analysis
Graduate Reports2005-2009 Graduates Analysis
Institutional Effectiveness Reports
These comprehensive reports, submitted to the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) annually, include information about the program, general education and program assessment.
2015 IE Report2014 IE Report2013 IE Report2012 IE Report2011 IE Report2010 IE Report2009 IE Report2008 IE Report2007 IE Report2006 IE Report2005 IE Report2004 IE Report2003 IE Report2002 IE Report2001 IE Report2000 IE Report1999 IE Report1998 IE Report1997 IE Report
State Accountability Reports2015 State Accountability Report
2014 State Accountability Report2013 State Accountability Report2012 State Accountability Report2011 State Accountability Report2010 State Accountability Report2009 State Accountability Report2008 State Accountability Report2007 State Accountability Report
University SurveysThe University believes that feedback from our constituents is integral to assessment of our activities and effectiveness. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness administers a variety of annual and one-time survey instruments to obtain this feedback and to assist in determining overall satisfaction with the University's pursuits.
Click here to review results of some of the University's survey endeavors.NSSE/FSSEThe University of South Carolina Upstate has participated in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) through Indiana University Bloomington. These surveys gather information from first-year and senior students (NSSE) and faculty (FSSE) about the nature and quality of the undergraduate experience to measure the extent to which students engage in effective educational practices that are empirically linked with learning, personal development and other desired outcomes such as student satisfaction, persistence and graduation.
The next surveys will be distributed during the fall of 2015.2012 NSSE & FSSEResultsComparison Groups
2009 NSSE & FSSEResultsComparison Groups
2007 NSSE & FSSEResultsComparison Groups
General EducationA General Education Program by definition offers students a common academic experience and stimulates an appetite for life-long education. Mandatory ingredients of this program include the acquisition of college-level skills in communication and reasoning and exposure to the basic areas of knowledge that characterize an educated person. An effective general education program should cultivate an appreciation of cultural as well as intellectual diversity as well as the ongoing cultivation of personal integrity and social responsibility. The conditions necessary for such desired character development are therefore embedded in the USC Upstate General Education program: building skill and knowledge-based foundations for continued learning and living in a complex global society, expanding the breadth of students’ scholarly horizons and integrating information from across disparate disciplines.
Click here to go to USC Upstate's General Education Site which includes goals, curriculum and assessment.Administrative AssessmentIn order to ensure all USC Upstate administrative areas are in compliance with the standards of SACS and SC Commission on Higher Education, all units are asked to examine their day-to-day responsibilities and create outcomes that reflect these duties. Each unit submits an annual report of quantitative and/or qualitative assessment of these outcomes and any actions or modifications that have been or will be made based on the assessment. An annual revision to the unit assessment plan is also submitted.
Click here to go to USC Upstate's Administrative Assessment Site which includes assessment plans and reports.Program AssessmentIn order to ensure all USC Upstate academic programs are in compliance with the standards of SACS and SC Commission on Higher Education, all undergraduate programs are asked to develop three to six learning goals with specific objectives (student learning outcomes) for each. Additionally, program faculty are to design assessments to be implemented throughout the program curriculum to demonstrate the degree students are achieving proficiency on the stated objectives (student learning outcomes). Assessment findings should be used to help students better achieve proficiency.
Click here to go to USC Upstate's Program Assessment Site which includes assessment plans and reports.Document Retention and Archive ScheduleIn order to ensure legal compliance, USC Upstate has generated a schedule all employees are obliged to adhere to. This schedule explains the legal requirements for the keeping or disposing of documents and archives your office might generate.
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?