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The mission of the Department of Institutional Effectiveness is to work collaboratively with Florida Gateway College administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure continuous quality improvement through systematic, integrated, and data-based institutional planning and decision making.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) falls under the auspices of the Associate Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness and the President of Florida Gateway College. The three major responsibilities of the IE department are Accreditation, Program Review & Assessment, and Institutional Research.



The IE department is an integral part of the accreditation leadership team. As such, IE provides guidance to ensure the college is in compliance with the standards set forth by our accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Supporting functions include:

  • Monitoring and working with departments to ensure timely and accurate reporting of substantive changes to SACSCOC
  • Supports programs in their accreditation self-studies as needed
  • Supplies the college‚Äôs SACSCOC liaison with data necessary to complete the annual Institutional Summary reports
  • Oversight of the decennial Reaffirmation efforts, Fifth-Year Report submission, and submission of any required monitoring reports.

Program Review & Assessment

Program review and assessment activities comprise the cornerstone of all the efforts of the IE department. IE supports faculty and staff efforts toward continuous improvement and is tasked with the responsibility of:

  • Development of processes to monitor and document continuous improvement of student learning outcomes and achievement initiatives.
  • Monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of academic programs, and supporting departments through an annual program review  process
  • Assisting departments to develop meaningful metrics for measuring effectiveness of programs and activities
  • Analyzing data for student learning outcomes
  • Conducting assessment workshops for faculty and staff

Institutional Research

Institutional research works hand in hand with and supports each of the elements of institutional effectiveness. Some duties include:

  • Compiles and produces the annual college fact book
  • Responds to college-wide requests for information and reports
  • Assists in monitoring state and federal reporting data for consistency and accuracy
  • Performs ad hoc analyses and reports as needed
  • Periodic enrollment updates and comparative statistics supporting enrollment management
  • Monitors college website for compliance with federal state and accreditor requirements

The College uses Xitracs to manage its assessment, planning, and accreditation activities. Faculty and staff can log into Xitracs here.

Contact Us

Christine Boatright
Associate Dean, Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness

Laurie Layton
Coordinator, Research and Data Analysis
State Reports Coordinator

John Hartzog
Coordinator, Assessment and Planning

Jessica Cohen
Research Specialist