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Mission, Vision, Core Values


The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to provide leadership and assurance that Southern University and A&M College engages in ongoing, systematic, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with the University’s mission.


To establish and implement world-class institutional effectiveness processes and systems in support of the University’s mission.

Core Values

  • Integrity: All of OIE’s efforts are driven by a culture of ethical behavior and trust built upon integrity, transparency and neutrality. OIE demonstrates dependability, reliability, and accountability.
  • Continuous Improvement: OIE recognizes the value of institutional knowledge and actionable information for facilitating good decision-making. OIE strives to foster a culture that values the use of data to improve the effectiveness of educational programs, administrative services, and academic support and student services.
  • Customer Service: OIE serves both our internal and external stakeholders with insight, creativity, and a dedication to responsiveness. We aim to exceed expectations and build positive relationships.