Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is dedicated to supporting three major functions at Sul Ross State University, as outlined in the University Mission. First, to enable optimal teaching and learning; second to support research; and third to serve as a resource for enrichment. The Institutional Effectiveness faculty and staff promote continuous improvements at Sul Ross State University/ Rio Grande College by coordinating university assessments, providing guidance to faculty and staff as they evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and units, and supporting institutional compliance with the State of Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Sul Ross State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Sul Ross State University.


NEWS ALERT: SACSCOC informed SRSU today that all of our 2014-2015 academic assessment reports have been approved. Congratulations to each of the Program Coordinators for a job well done!


IR&E Documents   Strategic Plan
SACSCOC Accreditation
Quality Enhancement Plan: Communication 


Experiential Learning


Watch all three presentations through the Livestream link below, 


The survey results for the future of the QEP are available below,

QEP Survey Results

Dr. Davis, Professor of History at RGC, Reports on Assessment Conference 



Dr. Donald Freed, Assessment Coordinator for the BA in Music, is implementing an innovative assessment as a measure of student success in the program.  For the Student Learning Outcome:  All students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate and critique a musical performance, he has designed a Musical Expression Rubric for both students and faculty to use.  The assessment was held on March 30, 2016, and the photos highlight the event.  

Dr. Freed reflected on the assessment, "The students are much more engaged in listening critically when the Studio Class Evaluation Form is used.  Before, without the form, I know that some students daydreamed and didn’t listen as critically.  With the evaluation form, there are not necessarily any more oral comments on performances, which are invited, but students have to listen at least critically enough to fill out the form.  Forms are copied and distributed to the applied lesson teacher, who then goes over them with the individual student.The difference between faculty and student evaluations is not all that different, surprisingly.  This has been a boon to our program so far."