Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness

Division of Academic Affairs
USF St. Petersburg Bay 204
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4716

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The page was last updated
12/9/13 .


Welcome to the IR Website


1. Collect GE Assessment Data
GE Assessment for AY 2013-14

Please select GE Assessment data collection form in preferred format: Excel 97-03, Word 97.
Please "click here" for a list of GE Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
Please "click here" for a listing of GE and Exit-level courses.

2. Post your GE Assessment Data
Post your assessment data directly to the Institutional Effectiveness site on the Q-drive:
Please "click here" for instructions on posting data directly to the Q-drive.

OR, if you prefer...

Submit your material via email to:
Please write: "GE Assessment Data" in Subject Line

Assessment Results
ETS Major Field Test Administered to MBA Students: Fall 2010 Students Scored at the 85th Percentile.
Please contact the MBA program for more information.

The Psychology Department administered the Major Field Test in Psychology in Fall 2010 to Graduating Seniors.
Please contact the Psychology Department for more information.

New Assessment Studies - click titles to download copies of reports
NSSE - Items Relating to General Education
New item Graduating Senior Survey - Summary of Responses by Semester and AY, Fall 2008 - Spring 2011
New item General Education Survey Items - Summary of Responses by Semester and AY, Fall 2008 - Spring 2011
New item ETS Proficiency Profile, Fall 2008 - Fall 2010
ACT Alumni Survey (2008-09) - Items Relating to General Education
Employer Survey (2008) - 2009-2010 Survey open until April 15th
CIRP (2009) - Survey of First-time Freshmen, Compiled by HERI/UCLA
FETPIP (2003-2008) - Florida Educational and Training Placement Information Program

Institutional Effectiveness
New item USFSP Selected Accountability Measures
Please "click here" for the Fall 2011 update to USFSP's measures (Fall 06 thru Fall 11)

The SUS requires institutions to prepare and submit annual work plans and reports (BOG Regulation 2.002).
USFSP submits documents to the BOG via the USF System Board of Trustees.
Please click on titles to download copies of reports.

2009 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report (due to the BOT in December, 2011)

2010 Work Plan
2011 Work Plan
2012 Work Plan (due to the BOT in June, 2012)

Please "click here" to link to the USF System site which contains reports for each of the institutions in the system.

The QEP [Quality Enhancement Plan]
Information on the QEP is found on the SACS Reaffirmation website which is currently under construction.
A set of instructions and the QEP Idea Submission Form can be downloaded by "clicking here"

New items on the IR Website

New data and reports posted to the Insitutional Studies page include...

ACT Alumni Survey
CIRP Data Files: CIRP 2008, CIRP 2007, CIRP 2006, CIRP 2005, CIRP 2004
A NSSE Report is presently being completed ans will soon be available for viewing.

Assessment Materials - Previous Semesters
GE Assessment Forms Spring 2009
Spring 2009 GE Assessment Instructions and Forms
GE Course Offerings by Semester -- Use this matrix to identify the GE Area(s) in which your course is offered

GE Assessment for Fall 2008
Please click here to obtain the GE Assessment Tool for Fall 2008 data collection packet.
Four informational items that drive the assessment tool are due December 1st or sooner.

For each GE Learning Outcome:
1. Title of the Critical Assignment
2. Description of the Criticial Assignment
3. Performance criterion
4. The GE Learning Outcome

Student-level performance data is due December 18th or sooner.

Portal to the ALCs
Please click here to link to USF St. Petersburg's Academic Learning Compacts (ALCs).

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) has completed their review of ALCs for programs in CAS. CAS program areas are now responsible for updating their ALCs accordingly. Currently in review are the ALCs for COB and COE. Also, although not required by the state, the ALC reporting format website will be used to post information on our graduate programs to facilitate SACS review.

1. Accreditation
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

USF St. Petersburg was initially accredited in 2006.

The Accreditation website contains detailed information on USF St. Petersburg efforts that are currently underway. The reports below [in PDF] represent historical activity through Spring 2008.

Timeline: USFSP Accreditation Efforts
[PDF, 28KB, 5 pages]
SACS Disclosure on USFSP
[PDF, 17KB, 1 page]
SACS Accreditation: FAQs
[PDF, 92KB, 2 pages]
Third Monitoring Report & Addendum
[PDF, 4.0MB, 298 pages]
Good Cause Report
[PDF, 31KB, 11 pages]

2. Assessment

University Assessment Plan

3. Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness
Institutional Effectiveness Committee

FETPIP, 2003-2004
FETPIP, 2004-2005
FETPIP, 2005-2006

4. Institutional Planning & Reporting
Institutional Studies/Reports
Survey Results

Institutional Planning

Other IR Resources


On Friday, August 15, 2008 - USFSP received notification that our IPEDS number had been issued: 448840.
On Monday, August 18, 2008 - USFSP registered the institution and our data tables are scheduled to be populated as follows: fall 2008 by October 15th; and spring 2009 by April 15th.

For more information on using IPEDS data please contact the IR Office.



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