Institutional Assessment

Institutional Assessment at Mercy University

The guiding principle of institutional effectiveness and our assessment work is the provision of optimal support services and opportunities for continuous improvement of student learning and success. To support these outcomes, Mercy University has a comprehensive and organized institutional assessment process that is used to inform planning and resource allocation at both the strategic and operational levels of the organization.  

Mercy University assessment planning focuses on the following components: Desired Program Outcomes; Tactics; Rationale and Metrics. Descriptions of these terms are found in the Guide to Planning & Assessment, available on MercyConnect. 


Key Dates

Deadline Step in Process
March 1 Complete data collection and submit Y1 Findings & Analysis
Mid-March Complete Y2 Micro-Budget Adjustments
April 1 Complete and submit Y2 Assessment Plan
June 1 Complete any necessary updates to Y1 Findings & Analysis and Y2 Assessment Plan
Spet. 1 Prepare Y3 Funding Prioritizations