Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Alcorn State University is charged with providing ongoing leadership and assistance for educational and administrative support units with developing, arranging, analyzing, and completing institutional effectiveness and assessment reports. Institutional effectiveness and assessment is an integral part of the institution’s accreditation process as defined by SACSCOC, our regional accrediting agency.
Additionally, the assessment reports provide an array of institutional information to various constituencies. These reports are designed to:

  1. ensure that student learning and program outcomes are aligned with the institutional mission;
  2. demonstrate that Alcorn State University is effectively accomplishing its mission;
  3. provide internal and external constituents with a comprehensive overview of how the units are continuously improving based on assessment findings;
  4. guide administrators with decision-making about their units; and
  5. make sure that student learning and programs are meeting the highest academic standards.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment staff is committed to providing relevant training, research-based guidance about institutional effectiveness and assessment, program reviews, and ideas about institutional improvement to all education and administrative support units at Alcorn State University.

Upcoming Workshops

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment is committed to providing the needed support to accomplish assessment activities. The following dates are for individuals who require assistance with TracDat or completing assessment reports.

Online registration is now available for the following workshops. Space is limited so register early.

Assessment Workshops



The focus of this workshop will be on the development of quality assessment outcomes and assessment methods for institutional effectiveness reports.

TracDat Workshops


Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to enter assessment plans into TracDat. Participants will also learn the major features of the software system.

TracDat System

Authorized individuals can log in to use the TracDat system on and off campus. 

Contact Us:

Dr. LaToya Hart

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
(601) 877-4187

Yurneka Felton

Administrative Assistant
(601) 877-4187


Office Location:

Walter Washington Administration/Classroom Building (WWACB)
4th Floor, Suite #415
Telephone: (601) 877- 4187

Fax: (601) 877- 6319

Mailing Address:
1000 ASU Drive, #959
Lorman, MS 39096-7500