Assessment is essential for continuous quality improvement in academic and student support programs — it is a tool that provides meaningful information to faculty and administrative leaders about program strengths and areas for development or improvement.
Accreditation requirements also frequently motivate assessment. Program outcomes assessment is expected by the Board of Regents of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and most program-specific accrediting bodies. Assessment is a critical component of Jackson State University 's reaffirmation of accreditation process.
Jackson State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur , Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Jackson State University .
The university received its most recent reaffirmation of accreditation from SACS in 2011. Its next SACS review for reaffirmation will occur in 2021.
Historical Overview of the JSU Strategic Planning Process
Jackson State University 's strategic planning process is longstanding and continuous. It has historically been and continues to be led by the Institutional Executive Officer.