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The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) is to coordinate assessment, facilitate accreditation, guide new program development and report institutional information that supports UTMB planning and decision-making with emphasis on academic activities.

OIE coordinates educational and administrative unit assessment efforts:

  • Guides units with the development of objectives
  • Assists units with the assessment of performance against objectives
  • Monitors the collection of assessment results
  • Reports the improvements initiated due to the assessment results

OIE coordinates and supports accreditation efforts:

  • Assists the university with regional accreditation
  • Assists areas with discipline specific accreditation
  • Maintains accreditation status information

OIE provides institutional research and reports to the university, the state, and the federal government:

  • Serves as the official reporting group for educational and other statistics
  • Submits mandatory and ad hoc reports to state and federal agencies
  • Responds to requests for information about the university

OIE guides the development of new academic programs:

  • Serves as a source of information for program directors
  • Acts as advisor regarding UTMB, UT System and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Requirements
  • Documents and reports new program to required entities