Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness


North Carolina A&T State University is committed to Institutional Effectiveness, which is defined by our regional accrediting body - SACSCOC, as “the systematic, explicit, and documented process of measuring performance against mission in all aspects of an institution.” The institution’s continuous assessment and improvement of ALL its academic and administrative units is based on institutional goals for programs and student learning.

All academic and administrative units fall under the Institutional Effectiveness umbrella and are guided by three complementary resources that anchor practice:

1) NC A&T's mission, core values, and vision as embedded in A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023;

2) Institutional Effectiveness Principles as embedded in assessment; and

3) Institutional Assessment methods as explained in the Institutional Effectiveness Handbook.

These three resources provide guidance at all the levels of institutional effectiveness including philosophical, methodological, and procedural levels, and are applied to all nonacademic as well as academic units.