REG 02.90.02 – Assessment of Administrative Units

Authority: Issued by the Chancellor. Changes or exceptions to administrative regulations issued by the Chancellor may only be made by the Chancellor.

History: First Issued: December 12, 2023

Additional References:

SACSCOC, The Principles of Accreditation:  Foundations for Quality Enhancement
SACSCOC, Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation:  Foundations for Quality Enhancement

Contact: Vice Provost for Accreditation and Assessment, Office of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (919-515-3062)


The purpose of the administrative unit assessment is to enable the institution to systematically improve the quality of teaching, learning, delivery of services, and efficiency of operations at North Carolina State University (“NC State”). Assessment results inform planning and decision-making and provide a gauge for institutional effectiveness.

NC State is committed to assessment that is meaningful, manageable, efficient, and useful for making decisions at the unit and division levels and broader decisions at the university level. After such decisions have been made and implemented, the University continues to monitor improvement through regular assessment.

Assessment is a key component of NC State’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For SACSCOC, assessment helps foster institutional quality and effectiveness.


Administrative units that contribute to the university’s mission and strategic goals, including academic and student-support services, research, and community/public services areas, are expected to develop and maintain an administrative unit assessment plan and submit an annual assessment report.

2.1 The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (“Provost”) is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the assessment process to fulfill the University’s mission and goals.

2.2 The Office of Assessment and Accreditation is responsible for providing guidance, facilitating the assessment process, and archiving assessment reports, in consultation with the Administrative Assessment Council.