The University of Alabama

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the University of Alabama community in a meaningful, measurable, and manageable process of quality improvement.

Accreditation, Assessment, & Academic Program Resources

contact us

Institutional Effectiveness

To contact OIE, you may either send an email or reach us by phone. Contact information for a specific staff member, is available on the OIE Staff page.
  • 2844 Capital Hall
  • Box 870173
  • 205-348-2748
  • 205-348-7208

schedule consultation

OIE is now offering on-demand, hands-on consultation and/or training sessions for a variety of topics related to the mission of our office. We’re happy to schedule individual and small group sessions on a variety of assessment topics, on Taskstream operation, or for general consultation. For a list of topics, please visit our Training and Workshops page under the Calendar tab. Or, click the link below to access the registration form directly.

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, systemic, and intentional processes designed to improve and assure the quality of the University at all levels through:

  • strategic 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 guides continuous improvement processes for academic and non-academic units across campus on program approval and review, accreditation issues and all assessment activities. 

2021 provost'S award

The HDFS BS program is offered by the Department of Human Development & Family Studies within UA’s College of Human Environmental Sciences (CHES). The curriculum is designed to produce graduates who have a genuine concern for children and families and seek the challenge of helping people learn, solve life problems, and successfully interact with others.

…Read more about Human Development & Family Studies here