Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) fosters continuous improvement at MSU-Texas by providing leadership, guidance and support for the assessment, analysis, and reporting processes that support the university goals.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness manages the institutional research function, the university-wide assessment process, and our regional accreditation process through SACS-COC. OIE provides essential institutional data to inform strategic planning, budgeting, accreditation, and assessment needs within the University.



Enhance Data Access and Use
OIE strives to become the go-to destination for institutional decision support services for all units of the university. We provide accurate and timely data and/or analysis and facilitate the accurate collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data. The office utilizes Power BI to creates interactive dashboards and visuals and develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track the status of the institution. 

Improve University-wide Assessment 
OIE aligns accreditation and assessment efforts that articulate the knowledge, skills and competencies that MSU expects students to develop while enrolled. OIE is committed to a transparent process of continual improvement that meets accreditation requirements, state mandates, and shows meaningful effort for continuous improvement.  OIE supports the transparency framework developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) for sharing evidence of student learning.

Maintain Compliance and Regional Accreditation 
OIE works with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to ensure MSU's compliance with state mandates and reporting requirements.  The office also works at the direction of the SACS-COC Accreditation Liason to coordinate the reporting requirements for regional accreditation.