Assessment and Data

Institutional Effectiveness Report

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.

The reports below are in PDF format. PDF Document

 

State Accountability Reports

These comprehensive reports, submitted to the Commission on Higher Education (CHE) annually, include information about the program, general education and program assessment.

The reports below are in PDF format. PDF Document

General Education

A 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. 

General Education Curriculum and Assessment

A 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, and 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 living in a complex global society and for continued learning, expanding the breadth of students’ scholarly horizons, and integrating information from across disparate disciplines.

General Education Policies and Procedures
Approved March 2017

General Education Course Competency Alignment Matrix 
2018 Alignment Matrix by Course

2018 Alignment Matrix by Competency

Forms
Competency Alignment Form (for new or existing courses)

General Education Competency Assessment Team (CAT) Reports

Assessment Resources

The following documents are in PDF format PDF Document of Program Assessment Policies and Procedures

Assessment Process Overview

Visual Overview of Administrative Area Assessment

The following document is in PPSX format (requires a PowerPoint reader)

 SharePoint Form Instructions for Administrative Assessment

The following links provide up-to-date institutional effectiveness and assessment resources.

Association of American Colleges & Universities

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning

Population Analyses

Each 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.

Please refer to the Visual Factbook for current data. 

Document Retention and Archive Schedule

In 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.