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The Torchbearer Statue stands tall as spring flowers bloom in Circle Park

Welcome to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, website for institutional effectiveness (IE). IE includes the following:

  • Maintaining UT Knoxville’s compliance with accreditation standards imposed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and with standards imposed by U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and similar agencies
  • Supporting efforts to secure and maintain programmatic and specialty accreditation held by individual academic programs
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the institution’s academic programs through oversight of regular assessment of
    • student learning outcomes, annually
    • regular academic program review, every ten years with a mid-cycle review at the 5-year mark
    • end-of-course evaluations, each term


Mission & Vision

Our goal is to actively pursue academic excellence and the improvement of student learning through collaboration and innovation. To accomplish this, we: 

  • offer consistent support for planning and assessment; 
  • respond quickly to internal requests and external mandates,  
  • provide thorough and accurate data and information,  
  • communicate clearly and effectively, and  
  • approach situations in a fair and impartial way.