The Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OSPIE) is a key member of the Provost’s leadership team. The position serves as principal liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and ensures that accreditation requirements are incorporated into the planning and evaluation process of the institution and that all new programs are consistent with SACSCOC guidelines.
The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness is also responsible for supporting the academic planning process for developing, revising, consolidating or discontinuing academic programs. And, the office supports the space planning function of the university and analyzes space and population projections to ensure the strategic use of existing facilities and offer guidance for development of new facilities.
The Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness manages two critical roles: (a) strategic planning and (b) institutional effectiveness. Areas of direct responsibility and oversight include:
i. University planning and assessment;
ii. Student learning quality enhancement planning; and
iii. Working with vice chancellors, deans, department chairs and program coordinators to ensure comprehensive, university-wide planning, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes and program goals.
The Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness provides visionary and effective leadership as well as reliable, complete and understandable data and information to inform decision-making.