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Institutional Effectiveness (IE)


About IE

Institutional Effectiveness, part of the Office of Analytics & Institutional Effectiveness, provides leadership and coordination for continuous improvement efforts conducted at Virginia Tech. Initiatives include academic and certificate program assessment, administrative assessment, general education assessment, academic program review, and survey research projects including the Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) course evaluations.

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The mission of Institutional Effectiveness is to facilitate a culture of continuous improvement through the design, promotion, and support of evidence-based policy, planning and decision-making to enhance learning and the student experience.


The vision for Institutional Effectiveness is to be one of the most innovative and creative Institutional Effectiveness programs at a Research I university with well-established processes that support departments and units in the development of actionable plans for continuous improvement.

What is Institutional Effectiveness?

Institutional Effectiveness is the systematic process of gathering, analyzing, and using data for the purpose of documenting institutional performance in relation to its mission and goals and informing improvement efforts.