Strategic Planning, Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness

The Division of Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Institutional Effectiveness provides oversite of assessment, accreditation, institutional research, reporting, and strategic planning functions. The division supports FAMU’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement by providing senior leadership with analysis of institutional and other data to support effective decision-making. The division works collaboratively with senior leadership to monitor and improve progress on key performance indicators with respect to academic, fiscal, and operational goals.


The Division strives to improve University operations by facilitating:

  • More effective engagement and communication with the FAMU Board of Trustees, Florida Board of Governors, accrediting agencies, and other oversight organizations and stakeholders
  • More effective coordination of efforts to monitor progress on strategic plan goals and key performance indicators, including the Performance Based Funding Metrics
  • Better coordination of data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts
  • Increased campus-wide use of data and predictive analytics in decision-making, helping to establish and maintain a data-driven culture
  • Increased efficiency by helping to eliminate administrative and academic silos through promotion of cross-unit interaction and collaboration
  • Centralized accountability by helping to establish enhanced processes for evaluating progress of administrative units in meeting performance objectives and addressing strategic priorities
  • More effective allocation of institutional resources in support of FAMU’s strategic priorities
  • Enhanced campus-wide customer service through increased monitoring and evaluation of operations of stakeholder feedback

FAMU Strategic Priorities


  • Goal 1: Enhance pathways to degree attainment
  • Goal 2: Achieve national distinction for success in retention and graduation rates
  • Goal 3: Increase the proportion of students completing high-impact co-curricular experiences to 60%
  • Goal 4: Increase the number of students graduating from programs in areas of high employer demand
  • Goal 5: Strategically enhance campus residence, athletics, recreational, instructional and research facilities
  • Goal 1: Promote faculty excellence by recruiting, supporting and retaining a diverse faculty with a commitment to teaching, research, and community engagement, consistent with a doctoral-research university
  • Goal 2: Maintain and develop sustainable state-of-the-art facilities that support the academic enterprise of the University
  • Goal 1: Expand and enhance cutting-edge research and creative scholarship for the benefit of the state of Florida, the nation, and the world
  • Goal 2: Increase research productivity, commercialization and return on investment
  • Goal 3: Increase the number of nationally recognized graduate programs
  • Goal 4: Provide outstanding outreach and extension services in the tradition of a land-grant institution
  • Goal 1: Enhance the University fundraising infrastructure and capacity to generate increased support for the University
  • Goal 2: Enhance public-private partnerships to support teaching, research, and service
  • Goal 3: Build and lead strong networks of supporters and partners
  • Goal 4: Implement effective communication and marketing initiatives to increase visibility and promote the FAMU brand
  • Goal 5: Leverage the distinctive capabilities and signature programs of the University to strengthen the FAMU brand and economic viability of the University
  • Goal 1: Recruit, develop, and retain diverse and excellent staff
  • Goal 2: Adopt a new budgeting model to support institutional strategic priorities more effectively
  • Goal 3: Improve transparency and strengthen internal controls to improve compliance and support strategic decisions
  • Goal 4: Enhance business processes to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness in University operations
  • Goal 5: Leverage technology and establish a data-driven culture
  • Goal 1: Develop and maintain a University-wide culture of service excellence
  • Goal 2: Sustain superior service levels with ongoing monitoring, accountability, and recognition programs to reward excellent customer service


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Strategic Planning, Analysis and Institutional Effectiveness
1601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599 8316
(850) 599 8321