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Administrative Effectiveness Outcomes Assessment

Texas State University is committed to continuous improvement of units, programs, and actions through the identification and assessment of outcomes as well as through thoughtful reflection on the attainment of desired outcomes. Toward this end, a process was created to provide evidence of success and to encourage improvement. The intent is to develop a relatively simple process while encouraging the thoughtful discussion and planning necessary to improve and attain quality measures.

Our institutional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) like other programmatic accrediting organizations, requires administrative units and academic programs to have clear and measurable outcomes. Assessment of the achievement of outcomes provides evidence of success and indicates areas in need of improvement. Ultimately, assessment of outcomes is a means for maximizing the potential of all units, programs, and actions.

Check the following links for related information --

PROCESS The process for assessing outcomes is described in a step-by-step sequence.

CALENDAR The outcomes assessment calendar for the current academic year provides deadlines for various phases of the assessment process.

POLICY AND PROCEDURES  The policy and procedures statement guiding the outcomes assessment process is available through this link.


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2019-2020 Outcome Revisions

With the fall semester underway, it is time to begin reviewing and revising missions, outcomes, and methods/measures for 2019-2020 using the Texas State Outcomes System. Due dates are as follows: unit heads will approve outcomes reports for each of their departments by October 15, 2019. The office of University Planning and Assessment will then audit reports for compliance by October 20, 2019. When all corrections and final modifications are completed based on audit report findings, vice presidents will then review and approve reports for each department by October 31, 2019. For additional information, contact Dr. Lisa Garza at 512.245.2780 or at


Dr. Lisa Garza, Administrative Effectiveness Liason

The director of University Planning and Assessment provides oversight for the Administrative Effectiveness Outcomes Assessment process. The director audits the Administrative Effectiveness Outcomes Assessment reports after completion of the outcomes phase and results phase. Feedback provided should be used to improve the outcomes assessment process to contribute to the overall education goals of the university. The director also serves as a conduit to and from the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.

Dr. Lisa Garza, director of University Planning and Assessment, serves as the contact for Administrative Effectiveness Outcomes Assessment .