The Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment initiative aims at improving student learning through a holistic assessment program in three domains: academic programs, co-curricular programs and units, and functional areas. We believe Syracuse University has to provide its students with an outstanding educational experience in and out of the classroom as well as meet standards set by accrediting bodies.

We work with the faculty and staff in developing assessment and action plans that are used for continual improvement of student learning. In doing so, we utilize a six-stage transparency framework developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Assessment is integral to maintaining quality and effectiveness at Syracuse University. It helps determine how well the university is achieving its mission and demonstrates its commitment to systematic improvement of its services.