Quick Guide

Quick Guide to Administrative and Support Unit Review

November, 2009

Assessment Overview 

The purpose of assessment of administrative departments at Georgia State is to monitor our success at fulfilling our mission and to develop and implement evidence-based strategies for improving our success over time.  The assessment of administrative departments has two parts–an annual self-review of outcomes and a comprehensive Administrative and Support Unit Review every six years.

For the ASU Review, the administrative department develops a self-study (using the template provided) which is reviewed by the Administrative and Support Unit Review Committee and sent to the University Administrative Council and the Senate Committee on Planning and Development for review and comments.  The final step of the review is the development and university approval of a 6-year action plan for the department.

Comprehensive ASUR Review

Self-Study using template

Departments will complete the ASUR (6-year) self-study template.  Much of the information needed for the self-study can be gathered from the annual outcomes reports on Weaveonline.

  • PLAN A:  Division and subdivisions that elect to have a combines self-study report that covers all of their units:  the division/subdivision will complete the ASUR self-study template including the employee survey discussion and the peer comparison (there is no Executive Summary)
  • PLAN B:  Divisions and subdivisions that elect to have separate reports for their individual units: The individual units will complete the ASUR template including the employee survey discussion and the peer comparison; the AVP, VP or AP will complete the Executive Summary Template.
  •  Independent (single) units reporting directly to the President or Provost:  the unit will complete the ASUR self-study template including the survey discussion and the peer comparison

In addition to completing the ASU Review template, departments must submit the following:

Executive summary (for Plan B–see above)

Conclusions from the review, implications for University outcomes, priorities and strategic goals, overall strategies for improvement.

Formally Negotiated 6-year Action Plan

The plan is developed after the department receives comments and suggestions from the Administrative and Support Unit Review Committee, the University Senate, and the Administrative Council.  The plan is then negotiated between the department head, his or her management line and the Provost.