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Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) supports excellence in the APSU student learning experience through outcomes assessment, faculty and staff engagement, and meaningful use of data to improve teaching, learning, and institutional practice.

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The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (OIEA) promotes institutional capacity for effective and meaningful outcomes assessment efforts and promotes common understanding and value in the use of assessment. The office supports the use of assessment results for unit and department improvement and institutional effectiveness and broader use of general education and institutional learning goal assessment data. The OIEA team also manages assessment processes at the institutional, department and program level, and is responsible for the institution’s participation in all aspects of the annual Tennessee Higher Education Quality Assurance Funding requirements, including program review.

IEA responsibilities include:

  • Assessment of student learning and administrative unit outcomes (institutional effectiveness)
  • Coordination of the Tennessee Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) requirements, including mandated testing, data collection, and report production
  • Managing program review and contributing to program accreditation
  • Coordination of course evaluations and other institutional surveys of student experience
  • Advisement of two faculty standing committees: the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and the General Education Standing Committee
  • Co-chair and provide technical support for the Survey Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Faculty and staff engagement around best practices in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Analysis and presentation of institutional data on the student learning experience and institutional effectiveness to internal and external audiences