Institutional Research & AssessmentPROVIDING INFORMATION & RESEARCH TO THE CAMPUS & COMMUNITY On this website you will find university information and research we provide to members of the campus and community about enrollment, student characteristics, degrees, faculty and staff, campus survey results, and assessment of student learning.Decorative Image


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) supports Institutional and Program Assessment.

Services include:

  • Assisting programs with defining and developing an assessment process and assessment program for their unit which will achieve continuous improvement of student learning
  • Assisting programs with the design of assessment tools: rubrics, on-line forms, paper scan forms, etc.
  • Deployment of assessment tools
  • Collection [(on-line) and/or scanning (paper forms)] of data from assessment tools
  • Creation of data summaries for assessment results
  • Expanding the usefulness of assessment data by enhancing them with institutional or other data
  • Education and training on program assessment
  • Statistical analysis of data (as time and resources permit)
  • Assisting with the design and deployment of surveys

Please contact us with any questions or requests concerning Institutional Assessment, Program Assessment, measurement tools, or surveys.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence supports Classroom Assessment. Please contact them with questions or requests concerning this area of assessment.

Assessment Updates

Fall 2012 Programmatic Assessment Reports were due on Friday, November 30. As of Tuesday, December 4, we have received 7 of 25 programmatic assessment reports (28%), with 9 programs permitted extensions. If your program requires an extension, please contact Ron Severtis at

23 programs have full programmatic reports due this year; 3 programs have update reports due this year; and 3 programs have already fulfilled their reporting requirements this year.

One primary goal of the OIE assessment team is to work with faculty of all programs, especially those with annual or biennial assessment cycles, to improve programmatic assessment and facilitate each program to achieve triennial cycle status. As of Fall 2012:

  • 14 programs (42%) are on the triennial cycle
  • 2 programs (6%) are on the biennial cycle
  • 17 programs (52%) are on the annual cycle