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Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) is responsible for all institutional research, reporting, and oversight of assessment and planning. This office manages the collection, analysis, interpretation and communication of data, both internal and external, to help inform institutional planning and decision-making.

Assessment is part of the USciences culture and is executed on an ongoing basis at all levels of the institution to ensure that the mission is being fulfilled, that decisions are strategic and based on measurable outcomes. Faculty are encouraged to use assessment results to improve teaching and student learning.

Accreditation, as defined by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation,  is a review of the quality of higher education. In the United States accreditation is a major way that individuals know that an institution or program provides quality education. USciences is accredited at the regional level by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and by several programmatic accreditors.  More information about USciences accreditation.



Kymber Taylor, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Office Location:

Whitecar Hall, 2300


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495