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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the University’s mission-centered initiatives through a  systematic and continuous process of data collection, evaluation, and assessment.


  1. Accreditation
  2. Academic Program Review and Assessment
  3. Institutional Surveys
    • Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey

      The University of Mount Union is committed to actively promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters mutual respect and positive engagement among our students, faculty, staff, administration, and community. To assess our current environment, a Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey was administered to the entire university community during the fall of 2022. The survey was administered by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) in cooperation with a coalition of university constituents working to evaluate and advance inclusive campuswide initiatives at Mount Union.

    • Entering Student Questionnaire

      The Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ) is administered to first-year full-time students at the beginning of the fall semester.  The survey is designed to help us learn the reasons the students chose the University of Mount Union and to better understand the expectations they have for their academic careers and overall university experience.

    • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

      The NSSE is administered to first-year and senior undergraduate students to assess their engagement in programs and activities on campus.  The results provide information about how much time and effort students put into their curricular studies as well as other learning opportunities during their enrollment at Mount Union.  NSSE also provides comparison data from self-selected peer institutions to gauge how our students’ experiences trend with those in the comparison group.  

  4. Compliance Oversight

    The Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversees regulatory compliance through collaborative strategies with various administrative departments and, most centrally, with the Compliance Oversight Committee, which directs compliance planning, training, and policy development.

    Professional Licensure Disclosure

  5. Consumer Information

    The University has established a dedicated Consumer Information page in compliance with Consumer Information regulations.

    Consumer Information

  6. Enrollment, Persistence, and Graduation Data

    “By the Numbers” is an annual report providing student demographic, enrollment, and graduation information as well as faculty demographics and key indicators of the student academic experience.

    By the Numbers – Fall 2023

  7. Institutional Review Board

    The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all proposed research conducted by Mount Union faculty, students, and staff to ensure the safety and welfare of all research subjects.  The following link will direct you the IRB site for more detailed information.

    Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  8. University Planning
  9. University Policies

    The Policy Review Council (PRC) oversees new policy submissions and revisions to existing policies. The PRC maintains and regularly reviews all institutional, administrative, and operational policies for the University and reports to the Compliance Oversight Committee.

    University Policies