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Mississippi University for Women (MUW) values continuous improvement through the institutional effectiveness processes. SACSCOC defines Institutional Effectiveness as the systematic, explicit, and documented process of measuring institutional performance against the mission in all aspects of an institution. The work of institutional effectiveness begins with the University’s Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles (VMGP). The VMGP provides the overarching framework for strategic priorities and goals. The University then adopts strategic priorities and goals to provide a guide to the overall direction of the institution, which provides a consensus regarding the mission and how to support it.