Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness
The annual self-assessment and quality reviews of all academic programs, administrative departments, and student support programs and services contribute to a body of evidence on key performance indicators related to the university mission and strategic planning. Collection and analysis of assessment results focusing on quality experiences, services, and student achievement are used as part of data-driven decisions for ongoing improvement and institutional effectiveness.
Professional staff in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (AIE) provide ongoing assistance, professional development opportunities, and assessment resources. The annual review process occurs each fall semester. Program and department assessment plans are reviewed using internal rubrics. The AIE staff complete initial reviews with the Chairs or Directors. University Assessment Committee members representing their college or division provide resource assistance and guidance to their assigned programs or departments. The College Dean or Division Vice President reviews and approves the assessment reports and planned use of results as the final step in the review process.
Academic Deans present a summary college assessment report with notable plans for improvement as well as implementation feedback from the previous assessment cycle during an annual meeting with the Provost each spring semester.