Institutional Effectiveness, Review, and Assessment
Institutional Effectiveness at Arcadia University encompasses a portfolio of activities that evaluate and demonstrate the achievement of strategic goals, our overall mission, and the quality of our programs and services. In collaboration with the Arcadia community, the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) oversees continuous improvement activities at the University, including accreditation; academic program assessment; administrative planning and evaluation; institutional research and reporting; and strategic planning analysis.
Institutional effectiveness and assessment seek to explore and answer the questions in the context of our mission:
What is it we hope to achieve as a University? Our goals?
Are we doing the things we are positioned to do, and doing them well?
How are we using what we learn about ourselves to improve?
How are we communicating the outcomes of these activities?
How can we better provide students, staff and faculty with rich experiences at Arcadia?
Forms, Templates and Guidelines
Linked below are forms and documents that will assist in conducting effective assessments and reviews in departments/offices.
From 2018 and 2019, unit evaluations were conducted to help form a readiness assessment for our strategy development process. These evaluations helped to provide a data-driven strategy for individual units' strategic plans, and helped the University address strengths and weaknesses of respective units.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education serves as Arcadia University’s regional accrediting body and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Every 8 years, Arcadia conducts a Self-Study guided by the Middle States Standards for Good Practice and adheres to the MSCHE policies regarding course development and assessment.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPT)