Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

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Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

The office of Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning is located within the Provost’s office. AASP provides guidance to individuals and groups making decisions or establishing policies in support of the strategic goals or the mission of Western Illinois University. These include university-wide assessments, regional and program-specific self-studies and accreditation, and planning needs across the university. The three components of assessment, accreditation and strategic planning work together to make certain that the University is providing a high-quality educational experience and is also consistently improving.


Western Illinois University will be the leader in educational quality, opportunity, and affordability among regional public universities.


Western Illinois University empowers students, faculty, and staff to lead dynamic and diverse communities. We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.

Core Values:

Academic Excellence

Central to our history is the commitment to teaching, to the individual learner, and to active involvement in the teaching-learning process. Western Illinois University’s highly qualified and diverse faculty promotes critical thinking, engaged learning, research, and creativity in a challenging, supportive learning community. We are committed to student success in an academic environment that encourages lifelong development as learners, scholars, teachers, and mentors.

Educational Opportunity

Western Illinois University values educational opportunity and welcomes those who show promise and a willingness to work toward achieving academic excellence. We are committed to providing accessible, high quality educational programs and financial support for our students.

Personal Growth

Western Illinois University values the development of the whole person. We are committed to providing opportunities for personal growth in a transformative educational environment that supports the development of wellness, ethical decision making, and personal responsibility in the global community.

Social Responsibility

Western Illinois University is committed to civic and community engagement, equity, social justice, and diversity and will maintain the highest standards of integrity in our work with others. We create an environment that fosters and promotes citizenship. We serve as a resource for and stimulus to educational, cultural, environmental, community and economic development in our region and well beyond it for the public good.