Institutional Effectiveness

Outcomes Assessment

Institutional Research supports the campus community with assessment work around learning outcomes and program outcomes.  IR understands Outcomes Assessment as the systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and use of actionable information about services, activities, or experiences to understand whether they are having the desired impact on those who partake in them.  Assessment is about continuous quality improvement, accountability, effectiveness and efficiency.

IR can provide guidance at all stages of the outcomes assessment process, from writing outcomes or goals, to ways of reporting out your assessment results.  We can help you determine the best practices, methods and instruments for your purposes, as well.  Our office has a library of books, articles, and resource websites that may assist you and your department.  Please contact us via e-mail if you need assistance with outcomes assessment.


The Office of Outcomes Assessment supports the academic community with Learning Outcomes Assessment.  This office offers workshops, resources, and information in cooperation with the Center for Teaching and Advising (CTA).

TracDat is an online tool to support assessment.  Academic Technology Applications Support (ATAS) provides training and support for the use of TracDat in managing assessment reporting and records.


Gonzaga University is accredited, as an institution, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  As a process, accreditation reflects the fact that Gonzaga is committed to self-study and external review and seeks not only to meet standards but to continuously seek to enhance the quality of education provided at the institution.  In addition to institutional accreditation, Gonzaga participates in specialized accreditation for various schools and programs.


Information about institutional and specialized program accreditation at Gonzaga University is provided on the Accreditation webpage.

Strategic Planning

Please contact the University President's Office for information on Gonzaga University's Strategic Plan.


Information about institutional strategic planning at Gonzaga University is available from the President's Office.

Compliance Reporting

This section is under development.