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Institutional Effectiveness and Administrative Assessment at The University of Texas-Pan American is supported by the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (OIRE). As such, OIRE collaborates with Administrative and Educational Support (AES) units across campus to identify and measure progress towards achieving expected outcomes that align with institutional mission, vision, values, and strategic goals as well as accreditation requirements. The results of these efforts help to inform decision-making and actions to be taken, promoting a culture of institutional effectiveness, continuous improvement, and constituent satisfaction.

The four primary purposes for ASSESSMENT:

  • IMPROVE

    Improve the functions of the administrative unit

  • INFORM

    Inform department heads, administrators and other stakeholders about the contribution and impact of the unit to the mission of the institution

  • SUPPORT

    Support institution-level strategic planning activities

  • PROVIDE

    Provide evidence that the administrative unit is accomplishing what it was created to do

This process is a mirror to the Academic Assessment process, which is coordinated through the Office of the Provost.