Institutional Assessment leads, strengthens, and documents the University of Florida's academic and institutional effectiveness. We provide oversight and coordinate academic assessment and instiutitonal effectiveness processes, planning, and data reporting for all programs and units. We also serve as one of the university's institutional resources for the improvement of student learning.
Institutional Assessment also holds primary responsibility for the university's efforts to maintain institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Excellence in Assessment Designation
The University of Florida was recognized on December 3, 2020 as an Excellence in Assessment designee by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), The Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the National Institute for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). This is the country’s highest honor for universities that use comprehensive student assessment to inform and adapt curriculum changes that will help students succeed. The designation recognizes UF's comprehensive approach to the assessment of student learning outcomes and UF’s dedication to student success. You may view our acceptance video here (8m 17s).
The purpose of Institutional Assessment is to support the University of Florida’s mission by establishing, maintaining, and refining the university’s institutional effectiveness and assessment processes.
The mission of Institutional Assessment is to lead the university’s efforts in academic assessment and institutional effectiveness, assessment support, and to maintain transparent communication with all UF stakeholders.
Institutional Assessment leads the university in the development and documentation of academic assessment and institutional effectiveness at the program and unit levels, and provides institutional support for the assessment and reporting requirements for SACSCOC accreditation. Institutional Assessment guides and supports university stakeholders in the development of comprehensive assessment at the program and unit levels, with a special focus on assessment of student learning outcomes for undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs. We guide the university community in the development of strategies, processes, and standards for the assessment of student learning. We communicate with university stakeholders about institutional accreditation and assessment requirements, and advise the Provost on any necessary policy changes or development.
We envision the University of Florida as an institution where all units and academic programs contribute to the fulfillment of the university's mission through effective planning and continuous improvement.