Institutional Effectiveness


Members of the BGSU Community:
Bowling Green State University is in the process of its Reaffirmation of Assurance from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). This process guarantees to our stakeholders that BGSU offers a high‐quality education. The University has been continuously accredited since 1916. The review process evaluates our educational programs and services for quality and assesses our efforts in continuous quality improvement. This process is critical to ensure that BGSU students are eligible to receive federal financial aid. All members of the BGSU community are encouraged to review this site for more information about HLC and the reassurance process and the functions of Institutional Effectiveness overall. I welcome any questions at or at

Thank you for your continued efforts to move our great institution forward.

John Lommel, Ed.D.


Mission of the Division of Institutional Effectiveness

The Division of Institutional Effectiveness, reporting to the Provost, strives to foster a culture of data‐driven continuous improvement at Bowling Green State University by providing leadership, guidance, and support for planning, assessment, analysis, and reporting processes aligned to the mission of the university.

The Division of Institutional Effectiveness serves as the go‐to destination for institutional effectiveness support services for all units of the university and external agencies, including compliance and accreditation (HLC, state authorization, etc.), programmatic and institutional quality assurance (specialized program accreditation, program review, quality initiative, highly qualified faculty/staff, etc.), strategic planning and budgeting, and assessment needs (student learning and success assessment, institutional outcomes assessment, etc.). Three offices play important roles in fulfilling DIE’s mission: The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA), the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), and the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE).

Areas of Responsibility of Institutional Effectiveness

Communication: Integrity and Transparency
Quality Assurance
Student Learning and Success Assessment
Program Review and
Specialized Accreditation
Institutional Outcomes Assessment
Accreditation and Compliance
State and Federal Reporting
Continuous Improvement
Data Support and
Surveys Management
Strategic Planning

Institutional Effectiveness

Updated: 03/22/2022 03:12PM