Lake Sumter State College
Lake Sumter State College

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

The mission of the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) is to promote a campus-wide commitment to excellence and culture of continuous improvement through the integration of assessment, grants, and research functions to ensure the institutional effectiveness of Lake-Sumter State College’s mission and strategic priorities.Logo Picture of a PIE

The mission will be achieved through:
  1. Promoting the ideal that the process of planning and institutional effectiveness is not meant to be punitive or competitive, but is meant to support an on-going quest to provide the highest quality education for students.
  2. Providing leadership and coordination for the college’s institutional effectiveness activities.
  3. Providing leadership to the college’s strategic planning process.
  4. Providing a wide variety of information to the college community for use in decision making promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  5. Assisting academics and academic support areas in the assessment of operational and learning outcomes.
  6. Ensuring data integrity to confirm the validity and reliability of reports and analyses.
  7. Satisfying reporting requirements and requests of external agencies and organizations.
  8. Coordinating a comprehensive system of program and academic support review.
  9. Supporting the current and future needs of the college through the continuous pursuit and acquisition of local, state, federal, and private funds.
  10. Providing support for the maintenance of Southern Accreditation of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and regional program accreditation.
  11. Assisting faculty, staff and students researchers in meeting Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures to ensure the highest ethical and professional standards for the use of human subjects in scientific research.