Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the university mission of helping students learn by coordinating annual operational planning and long term strategic planning for all academic units and programs, by supporting the university's accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, by coordinating all academic specialized accreditations, and by promoting and managing university-wide continuous improvement efforts. Both the Office of Institutional Research, which manages institutional data and reporting, and the Office of Institutional Assessment, which manages academic and institutional assessments, are housed within Institutional Effectiveness.


  • Accreditations
  • Assessment
  • Data Warehouse
  • Planning
  • Program Review

Goals and Outcomes

  • Academic Excellence/Distinction
  • Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
  • Data Collection/Warehouse
  • Academic Program Evaluation/Review for Quality, Program Integrity, Continuous Improvement
  • Support/Provide Campus Wide Advisement on Planning/Decision Making
  • Surveys/Studies/Research
  • Student Success Process Implementation
  • Lending Library
  • Share Drive Information Storage Warehouse
  • Consulting/Leadership
  • SPIES Implementation
  • Action Teams
  • Training/Presentation
  • Research: Assemble/Examine/Analyze/Evaluate/Validate/Disseminate
  • Campus Mission and Vision Compliance/Competence
  • Planning/Policy
  • Quality Enhancement of Programs, Services, Operations, and Processes
  • Federal and State Level Reporting