Every instructional program in the School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences, School of Health Related Professions, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing submits an annual institutional effectiveness plan (IEP, also known as an "assessment plan") and an IEP report to the Office of Assessment in the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Reports are reviewed by the Institutional Assessment Committee for evidence that:
In demonstrating effectiveness, programs are responsible for collecting “actionable” data that has the ability to point to whether or not improvements are needed, and if so, what type. Programs are ultimately charged with administering an assessment process that identifies meaningful expected outcomes and includes appropriate and useful ways to assess those expected outcomes. The resulting data must then be used to make needed improvements.
The fruits of the programmatic assessment process are evident in the notable achievement of UMMC graduates. The UMMC Office of Academic Effectiveness publishes statistics on various dimensions of student achievement.
In sum, programs at UMMC work to equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to meet the demands of a changing health care landscape, and calls for increased research productivity. Through innovative learning methods and exposure to state of the art technology graduates of UMMC are expanding the nation's ranks of highly skilled professionals and promoting a Healthier Mississippi.
Instructional program (IP) reports and plans are submitted through TracDat, UMMC's institutional assessment management platform. Click here to log in. For more information about TracDat, click here.