AUC is committed to assessment as a tool to improve student learning, enhance institutional effectiveness and provide demonstrable evidence that the University is achieving its mission.

The Office of Strategy Management and Institutional Effectiveness (SMIE) is charged with supporting AUC’s commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement. SMIE ensures that all schools, departments and academic programs engage in continuous assessment through an ongoing comprehensive institutional effectiveness process. During the reaffirmation of MSCHE accreditation, the evaluating team commended AUC on its efforts in planning and assessment. 

The AUC assessment process requires all academic and non-academic departments to submit annual assessment reports, reflect on their assessment results and the extent they are achieving their intended outcomes, and finally explain how results will be used for improvement. SMIE conducts gap analyses and quality reviews annually to ensure the effectiveness of the assessment process.

All departments enter their data periodically on the University’s planning and assessment software Compliance Assist, which is the repository for all assessment plans, reports and strategic plans and reports.

Ask Us Your Questions

The purpose of this webpage is to provide support, resources, and information about the assessment process. Questions about academic planning and assessment and strategic planning assessment can be sent to

Assessment Team

Heba Fathelbab
Senior Director for Assessment and Accreditation

Lamiaa Hassan
Research Analyst for Assessment and Accreditation