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Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Support

Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Support


The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to educate, guide, and support assessment activities that advance the university's mission. Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for coordinating institutional accreditation and for tracking program accreditation by professional accrediting agencies. The Office provides administrative and academic support through dissemination of institutional policies, through revision and maintenance of the Faculty/Staff Handbook and MSU Catalog, and through continual monitoring and support for all institutional effectiveness activities. The Office serves faculty, staff, and students. The goals of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness include the following:

  • To assist the VP of Academic Affairs in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Division.
  • To serve as the institutional liaison to SACSCOC.
  • To advance the notion of assessment as a means to improvement.
  • To provide research-based training that utilizes best practices in higher education.
  • To communicate assessment activities and requirements to appropriate personnel.

McNeese State University Mission and Core Values (2012-2013 Academic Catalog)

Master plan/progress reports

Download the Master Plan Preparation Handbook--2013 and the applicable unit template for completing 2013 master plan/progress reports.  If you need any assistance with these documents contact

For additional information on unit assessment and developing a master plan, please view the Assessment Handbook (2013 Ed.).

Evaluation of Student Experiences

University Services personnel in Student Life annually review data pertaining to student satisfaction of a broad range of student life experiences. These reviews inform the development of activities and events pertaining to student life and support services.

McNeese partners with the National Survey of Student Engagement, which is administered in the Spring semester to Freshman and Seniors. Our response rate for 2012 was 37%. We administer NSSE and Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory in alternating Spring terms.

ADA Statement

Please contact Tom Dvorske or the IE Office at least 72 hours before any events sponsored by this office to request accomodations for individuals with disabilities. This includes the need for materials in an alternative format such as large print or Braille, sign language interpreters, accessible seating, and accessible parking information.

No IE Events Currently scheduled.