Within the mission of SCAD, the institutional effectiveness department actively builds the university's reputation as a leader in art and design education by fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring adherence to best practices in evaluation and assessment, advancing the systematic use of information for decision-making, monitoring the university's regional and professional accreditation compliance, and facilitating the achievement of the university's strategic goals.
Office of institutional assessment
The office of institutional assessment (OIA) is the university’s central office for the facilitation of all program, department, and institution-level assessment activities for all SCAD locations.
Office of institutional research
The office of institutional research is a service unit that provides management information and centralized reporting services.
Office of accreditation
The office of compliance is responsible for managing efforts related to regional accreditation (i.e. SACSCOC, HKCAAVQ) and specialized accreditation (i.e. NAAB, CIDA) as well as ensuring compliance with federal and state legislation related to education.