The University of Alabama values and supports a robust process of institutional effectiveness as a tool to enhance innovation, student learning, service, and stewardship.

Institutional effectiveness is defined as a set of ongoing, regular, and intentional processes which are undertaken with the purpose of improving and assuring the quality of the University at all levels through:

  • planning and goal setting,
  • identification of outcomes, measurements, and expectations, and
  • evaluation, analysis, and use of data to inform decision-making.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness advises all academic and non-academic units across campus on program approval and review, accreditation issues and all assessment activities. To contact OIE, you may either send an email to or call at 205-348-2748. Contact information for a specific staff member, is available on the OIE Staff page.


ePortfolio expert coming to campus in February!




Kathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English at Florida State University, will be on campus February 15 – 16, 2018, and will be giving presentations and conducting workshops on the many ways ePortfolios can be designed and utilitzed to contribute to deeper learning by students.

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