Institutional Effectiveness (IE) furthers excellence at Syracuse University by supporting the campus community in evidence-based, collaborative decision making through assessment, program review, accreditation, and academic initiatives. 


We strive to be change agents and recognized for our expertise at Syracuse University and in the higher education field.

Mission Statement:

Improve institutional effectiveness by:

  • Cultivating and improving the Syracuse University experience through collaboration and equity-centered practices,
  • Advancing the culture of evidence-based decision-making,
  • Creating efficiencies and providing operational support for strategic initiatives and accreditation, and
  • Employing research, analytics, processes, technologies, and applications.


  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Agility
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Service
  • Inquiry
  • Integrity

IE supports the Syracuse University community in utilizing assessment, course feedback, program review, and strategic planning to ensure student success and institutional effectiveness. IE manages accreditation activities for the University’s Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation and supports specialized accreditation efforts on campus. IE provides operational support to Academic Affairs for strategic initiatives. IE provides faculty/staff with professional development opportunities, consultations, documentation tools, and other resources to enhance learning and operational success.