The Division of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) provides support and leadership through planning, assessment, data analysis & reporting, performance monitoring & improvement, and project management.

The practical and collaborative services drive overall organizational improvements in quality, responsiveness, and efficiency for internal and external stakeholders by facilitating:

  • Data driven decision-making
  • Alignment of strategic and operational goals
  • Recognition of opportunities for process and continuous improvement
  • Effective implementation of programs and initiatives to support teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service

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Institutional Effectiveness

Health Sciences Campus

Pavilion I

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912


Functions + Services


Develops and maintains processes and support materials to assist with ongoing compliance with regional accreditation standards. Also assists colleges with specialized accreditation. 


Develops analytics and decision support solutions for executive leadership, colleges, and administrative units at Augusta University to support planning and decision making.


Provides assistance to educational programs, general education, and academic and student services that support student achievement by supporting the SLO reporting and assessment process to ensure a culture of continuous improvement.

Data Governance

Collaborates with responsible units on the management and maintenance of the university’s information in accordance with policies, state and federal reporting guidelines, and national standards of best practice.

Institutional Reporting

Serves as the clearinghouse for institutional reporting, both mandatory and non-mandatory, for Augusta University and disseminates facts and figures to the university community. 

Integrated Planning

Assists AU leaders with planning efforts to ensure that each unit has well-articulated outcomes that are linked to the university's strategic organizational goals and key performance indicators.

Program Planning

Develops processes and tools to support the identification of new programs. Supports academic units in the development and submission of a program proposal as well as facilitation of the approval process. 

Program Review

Manages the program review process by supporting academic programs under review and facilitating the identification of actions and decisions resulting from program reviews.

Project Management

Applies best practice project management tools and processes to plan, execute, manage, and close a project. Also trains and mentors unit/division staff to enable them to use project management best practices and tools.

Survey Research

Responsible for the coordination of efforts to survey the institutional community, to prioritize survey needs, and to increase the potential for statistically valid response rates.

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Institutional Survey Scheduling Policy

The Division of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) serves as the institutional clearinghouse for scheduling surveys of our constituents. The division is responsible for the coordination of efforts to survey the institutionalcommunity, to prioritize survey needs, and to increase the potential for statistically valid response rates. All surveys that are designed to be distributed to groups of individuals associated with Augusta University or any of its affiliates must be approved by the Designated Senior Official to ensure appropriaterelevance to the institutional mission.