Institutional Effectiveness


Institutional Effectiveness oversees institution-wide accreditations, assessment, and provides support in developing processes and/or structures in support of the institution's strategic planning process. Our staff have expertise in a variety of areas from Higher Education trends and best practices to survey development and implementation, data collection and analysis, curriculum design and assessment as well as other institutional performance-related skills and knowledge.

The University has been continuously accredited since 1916. The re-affirmation of accreditation 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 and guarantees to our stakeholders that BGSU offers a high-quality education. All members of the BGSU community are encouraged to review this site for more information about HLC and the re-affirmation of accreditation process. 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 Institutional Effectiveness

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 Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) and the Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) comprise Institutional Effectiveness at BGSU. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) 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.). The Office of Academic Assessment (OAA) focuses on student learning outcomes, assessment and a variety of surveys or projects. 

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

Alignment with BGSU Strategic Plan, Forward:

The work of Institutional Effectiveness at BGSU aligns directly with Strategic Objective: # 1. Driving Public Good through Redefining Student Success, Initiative 1: Right Programs that are Sustainable and Initiative 2: Intensive Focus on Outcomes as well as Foundational Objective # 3. Powering Public Good through our People and Community, Initiative 10: Teaching and Service Excellence. More importantly, our office supports Foundational Objective # 4. Supporting Public Good through Efficient and Effective Processes, Structures, and Technology -- specifically, Initiative 14: Efficiency and Alignment.

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Updated: 01/27/2023 02:25PM