Related Policy

Emory University is committed to systematic, ongoing, integrated, empirically based evaluation that results in measurable improvement in carrying out its mission. The periodic review of academic units and academic and administrative support units is one of a set of processes that assures Emory University's strategic vision.

Emory University's accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), requires the university to comply with these assessment standards:

Core Requirement 2.5: The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes; result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission.

Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1: The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas:

  • 3.3.1.1 Educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
  • 3.3.1.2 Administrative support services
  • 3.3.1.3 Educational support services
  • 3.3.1.4 Research with its educational mission, if appropriate
  • 3.3.1.5 Community/public service within its educational mission, if appropriate

Comprehensive Standard 3.5.1: The institution identifies college-level general education competencies and the extent to which graduates have attained them.

Federal Requirement 4.1: The institution evaluates success with respect to student achievement consistent with its mission. Criteria may include: enrollment data; retention, graduation, course completion, and job placement rates; state licensing examinations; student portfolios; or other means of demonstrating achievement of goals.