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Office of Institutional Assessment

Our Mission

The Mission of the Office of Institutional Assessment (OIA) shall be to promote "excellence in learning"  within the University of San Francisco academic and non-academic units through the development of a faculty and staff led assessment process. The primary function of the OIA shall be to advise, support and oversee "student-centered learning" assessment processes in keeping with the University mission, vision, and values.

Our Goals


The primary goals of the OIA in meeting its mission shall be to systematically:

  • Provide leadership and support to the University for assessment of programs and activities including the identification measurement of student learning outcomes;
  • Design workshops and information dissemination strategies to support assessment efforts by faculty and staff;
  • Provide support of program reviews;
  • Participate in regional and specialty accreditation efforts;
  • Serve as an expert to Academic Affairs and University Life for current assessment practices and research findings about student learning in higher education;
  • Participate in the analysis and reporting of results of major University-wide assessment projects;
  • Assess University-wide efforts to address issues including but not limited to:
    • the implementation of the University's Mission;
    • student learning;
    • alumni;
    • improving student retention;
    • optimizing the first year student experience;
    • enhancing student leadership and empowerment;
    • enriching graduate and professional student life;
    • expanding and enhancing student services;
    • and, increasing the effectiveness of the co-curricular learning environment
  • Monitor trends and provide information on the student experience;
  • Promote opportunities for shared data collection across divisions and across assessment projects;
  • Participate in the integrated learning experiences and provide support for evidence collection.