The overarching charge of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Compliance at USC Aiken is to provide internal and external constituencies with an accurate and complete understanding of how the institution is advancing its mission.

To meet this challenge, the Office uses a multifaceted and dynamic approach that integrates the collection and analysis of institutional data with the coordination of the assessment of student learning outcomes from academic units, general education, and co-curricular programs in an ongoing effort to improve programs and services throughout the university. The Office disseminates assessment results and institutional data to support institutional planning and decision-making as well as advancing quality and innovation in the teaching and learning process, co-curricular programs, and other administrative units.