The Assessment Unit of the Office of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research facilitates university wide efforts related to building a culture of continuous improvement at Cal Lutheran through engagement with both academic and administrative operational areas.

Academic programs work closely with the unit on articulating their learning goals, collecting systematic evidence, and using information gathered to improve student performance. Similarly, administrative units collaborate with the assessment office in the assessment and evaluation of operational unit outcomes.

Through the use of evidence-based assessment practices, the unit advances academic program reviews, provides professional development and resource support to faculty and staff to build assessment knowledge and skills, and provide leadership to ensure compliance with all institutional and programmatic accreditation standards related to assessment of learning, educational effectiveness, and institutional quality.