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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:About

The Mission

Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment's mission is to provide leadership and support for all academic programs and administrative units in assessing student learning, student experiences, and/or efficiency and effectiveness as part of a continuous quality improvement program designed to impact learning and teaching and meet accreditation standards.

The Goals

Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment are to collaborate with faculty and staff in assessing:


Outcomes of each adademic program and the efficiency and effectiveness of each administrative unit's objective.


The overall student satisfaction.


Programs dedicated to improving academic success.


Alumni satisfaction with the education they received at ODU.


Student learning outcomes of the General Education program including assessment in six competency areas (writing proficiency, technical / information literacy, quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, oral communication, and critical thinking) required by SCHEV.


The potential academic scuccess for entering students.


Institutional effectiveness related to the University's accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and specialized accreditations held by several colleges and individual academic programs.

A Message From The Director

Thank you for visiting Old Dominion University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IE&A) website, the home of planning and assessment-related information. You will be able to find a wealth of information on both academic and administrative assessment, including student assessments, General Education assessment, assessment reports, and assessment tools.

Faculty and staff visiting our website might be looking for access to information like the Results & Reports of various questionnaires, assessment tools that can be found in the Assessment Toolbox, information about Weave (our web-based assessment management tool), insight into the Program Prioritization Initiative, or access to use Qualtrics.

Students visiting our website are probably interested in requesting one of our Required Student Assessments, whether for entering (new first-year and transfer students) or graduating students (either undergraduate or graduate).

Our webpage and services are focused on continuously improving student learning in academic programs and maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in administrative units.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please let us know how we can help.

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