Mission Statement

The Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE) at Georgia Tech fosters a culture of improvement and sustained excellence across academic programs and support units. Through on-going engagement and assessment support services, the Office contributes to the Institute’s commitment to excellence in student learning and quality assurance.


Vision Statement

The Office of Academic Effectiveness at Georgia Tech will be a leader in shaping and influencing academic quality assurance across the post-secondary landscape.


Core Functions

Support Academic and Academic Support Unit Assessment
  • Support academic program assessment of student learning
  • Facilitate academic services unit assessment
  • Maintain academic and academic support assessment reports
  • Maintain, Co-Chair and Convene the Faculty Accreditation Council
    Support new academic programs and program changes through submission to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
  • Support institutional accreditation and serve as the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, including the submission of substantive change and required reports
Enhance Capacity for Continuous Improvement
  • Provide assessment workshops, resources, and consultation on best-practices
  • Maintain, Chair, and convene the President’s Institute Survey Coordination Committee
  • Survey administration and communication
    • National, system and in-house surveys
      • Course Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS)
      • University System of Georgia Surveys
      • Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey
      • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
      • Undergraduate and Graduate Exit Surveys
      • Alumni Survey
      • Career and Salary Survey
Academic Program Review and Planning
  • Coordinate academic program review and maintain manual
  • Coordinate Vice Provost Unit review and maintain manual
  • Coordinate University System of Georgia (USG) comprehensive program review
  • Provide curricular support for new degree program development and long-term planning
  • Serve as standing voting member on the Institute’s curriculum committees (undergraduate and graduate)


  • Goal 1 – Increase awareness of assessment best-practices across the Institute’s academic programs and academic support units.
  • Goal 2 – Increase stakeholder awareness of key data collected from student and other related surveys.
  • Goal 3 – Ensure evaluation of academic programs and academic support units are conducted through a self-study process, culminating in an external peer review.
  • Goal 4 – Compliance with accountability standards.


Creating the Next in Academic Effectiveness

Endorsement from the Provost