University-level Assessment

The Office of Assessment supports University-level assessment in many ways, including supporting assessment programs and activities, and University-level reporting.  Some of those activities include the following:

University Strategic Plan

The current GSU Strategic Plan covers the 2016-2022 fiscal years of university operations.  The strategic plan is a guide for institutional priorities and operations.  All colleges and programs are encouraged to align and document their contributions to the GSU Strategic Plan as a measure of continuous improvement and assessment of institutional performance.  This information is documented in AMS, the institution’s data warehouse for strategic planning and assessment.

GSU General Education Assessment

The GSU General Education is structured to encourage students to explore educational opportunities, enrich their educational experience, and empower them for future success.  The Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness assists in GSU General Education Assessment in an effort to provide meaningful data to support evidence-based decision making that improves student learning.

Existing Academic Program Review

The Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness actively works to ensure all programmatic assessment efforts align with Existing Academic Program Review (EAPR) and/or accreditation self studies.  The EAPR process has been updated to meet the standards of the University of Louisiana System (ULS) and Louisiana Board of Regents (BOR), and consist of complete program reviews for focus, viability, and success.


The Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness supports the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).   The NSSE is an empirically based survey that measures institutional involvement in recognized “good practices” that support student engagement.  This survey is nationally recognized and implemented.   [CLICK HERE] You can explore the results of GSU's most recent NSSE survey.