About the Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment Council (IEAC)

The IEAC is responsible for:

  • overseeing the University planning process
  • coordinating and assessing strategic directions
  • ensuring that the University meets NWCCU accreditation standards
  • implementing the University’s strategic planning agenda.


The IEAC will serve as a coordinated, sustainable system to pursue institutional assessment and effectiveness.

Its primary functions are to:

  • provide the organizational framework for integrating institutional effectiveness into the fabric of the university
  • provide integrative and coordinated academic, facilities, technology, and financial planning and implementation
  • reduce redundancy and increase efficiency, transparency, and accountability among strategic planning, institutional management, university accreditation, state and federal reporting requirements.
  • optimize data and reports system wide
  • develop an assessment plan that supports the implementation of the strategic plan
  • enhance consistent and coordinated communication between schools, colleges, departments and administration regarding assessment and institutional effectiveness
  • provide a forum to share best practices, and generate ideas for process improvement.

Guiding Principles

Institutional effectiveness requires clarity of objectives, setting of priorities, and willingness to change. Recommendations will be evidence-based and data driven with factual and substantiated details.

Accountability and improvement are equally important purposes for institutional effectiveness.


The IEAC is charged with providing oversight and direction for coordinated, systematic university planning to support the University mission. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Academics, facilities, technology, and financial.
  • Coordinating State Board of Education (SBOE) regulations with ISU IEAC directives.
  • Developing templates for units to map their goals to ISU strategic plan goals.
  • Developing department and unit-level report templates to demonstrate alignment with core themes and mission fulfillment. To be completed annually.
  • Developing an integrated program matrix that relates university student learning goals to specific academic program goals with student learning outcomes and assessment methods.
  • Working with appropriate university groups to design, implement and encourage participation in institutional effectiveness related faculty development opportunities.
  • Developing a communication plan for faculty to optimize faculty engagement in institutional effectiveness.

IEAC Composition

The IEAC is composed of a Steering Committee and 8 subcommittees.

Subcommittees include the:

  • core theme 1 Learning and Discovery subcommittee
  • core theme 2 Access and Opportunity subcommittee
  • core theme 3 Leadership in Health Sciences subcommittee
  • core theme 4 Community Engagement and Impact subcommittee
  • Accreditation, Assessment, and Academic Program Review subcommittee
  • Facilities subcommittee
  • Information Technology subcommittee
  • IEAC Finance subcommittee.

Providing Feedback to the IEAC

If you wish to receive information about the IEAC or provide feedback, please send an email to IEAC@isu.edu or you may contact the Executive Vice President’s office at (208) 282-2171.

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(208) 282-2171

Idaho State University
Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President
Campus Box 8063
Pocatello, ID 83209-8063


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