Administrative and Support Unit Review (ASUR)
Periodic and systematic assessment of administrative and support units, including the administrative functions within the academic colleges, is required by the University System of Georgia and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SACS expects each unit or function to demonstrate that the information garnered from assessments is used to make improvements in the operation of the institution. The Administrative and Support Unit Review process, based on a 6-year cycle, is one of two key elements of administrative assessment at Georgia State.
The ASU Review focuses on a self-study report developed by the unit under review. The Self-study includes description of the mission of the unit and the services or products it provides to the institution, a discussion about the accomplishments of the unit and the impact it has on the institution (outcomes), documentation of improvements it has made based on annual assessments, an analysis of its working climate, an analytical comparison with similar units in peer institutions, and the presentation of strategies for improvement in the future.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness facilitates and coordinates the ASUR process. The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for preparing and gaining approval of the review schedule from the Committee on Planning and Development, assisting and supporting the ASUR Committee, monitoring the status of action plans and their accomplishments, and managing and cataloging all information related to the process. The Director of Administrative Assessment and Planning provides orientation sessions to units prior to review, reviews draft self-studies before they are submitted to the ASUR Committee, and staffs the ASUR committee.