Institutional effectiveness

Within the mission of SCAD, the institutional effectiveness department actively builds the university's reputation as a leader in art and design education by fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring adherence to best practices in evaluation and assessment, advancing the systematic use of information for decision-making, monitoring the university's regional and professional accreditation compliance, and facilitating the achievement of the university's strategic goals.

The institutional effectiveness department includes four functional reporting areas: curriculum management, institutional assessment, institutional research, and quality assurance and accreditation. The IE department provides support to all SCAD locations. The chief academic officer is a member of the President's Cabinet and serves as the institutional liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Office of curriculum management

The office of curriculum management is responsible for the curriculum implementation processes and provides leadership for the university's Curriculum Council.

Office of institutional assessment

The office of institutional assessment (OIA) is the university’s central office for the facilitation of all program, department, and institution-level assessment activities for all SCAD locations.

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Office of institutional research

The office of institutional research is a service unit that provides management information and centralized reporting services.

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Office of quality assurance and accreditation

The office of quality assurance and accreditation is responsible for managing efforts related to institutional accreditation (SACSCOC) and specialized accreditation (i.e., NAAB, CIDA), as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state legislation related to education.

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