Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for coordinating campus-wide and assisting unit-level assessment of academic programs and administrative processes to support the University’s quality improvement efforts.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Office of Academic Planning & Accountability staff members are working remotely through April 28, 2020.  The university remains open and we are available during regular business hours via email and phone.  We will be monitoring email frequently throughout the day.  We anticipate responding to your requests as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bob Goldstein, Vice Provost of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analytics at

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) supports the University's mission for academic and operational excellence by coordinating ongoing and systematic programmatic and student learning assessments.  IE provides services and resources to assist faculty, staff, and administrators in their participation in these data-driven institutional processes and practices.  All of these activities are oriented towards using the results to aid in decision-making and improvement of programs and services and increasing student success and institutional quality.

In addition, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness facilitates assessment activities in compliance with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1 as defined by The Principles of Accreditation

The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas:

    • educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
    • administrative support services
    • academic and student support services
    • research within its mission, if appropriate
    • community/public service within its mission, if appropriate

The university has created an Institutional Assessment Framework that supports all five critical themes stated in the university's mission statement. Click here to view a copy of UofL's Institutional Assessment Framework. (PDF)