COE Accreditation & Program Improvement

The Accreditation & Program Improvement (API) Office

The API Office (formerly the COE Evaluation Center) works with the College of Education (COE) administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as other university personnel to manage to COE's Unit Assessment System:

  • Monitor and manage each program's assessment plan that is necessary for the college's accreditation. 
  • Verify data collection completeness and fidelity within Canvas, Qualtrics, and/or PeopleSoft.
  • Aggregate and disaggregate datasets and provide preliminary interpretation and analysis of data for each program/unit to facilitate data reflection by faculty and staff.
  • Capture, analyze, and incorporate multiple sources of data management systems. 
  • Manage and maintain Dropbox (a web-based secure file sharing platform) including the uploading of datasets, data analysis and reports, and DRPI+s (Data Reflection and Program Improvement plus Accountability). 
  • Design or update program-specific instruments and procedures to guide course programs, and unit improvement. 
  • Maintain COE's Canvas templates for data collection including creating or modifying existing templates, rubrics, or assessments as warranted or requested. 


  • Facilitate the preparation of annual external reports (CTC ADS reports, annual Title II, Exit, Alumni, and Employer reports) and internal reports (Student Learning Outcome Assessments Reports).


  • Prepare unit level data summary, based on external and internal reports and input from faculty college-wide meetings to assist COE leadership with analyzing, interpreting assessment data for unit improvement. 


  • Organize and facilitate the activities of the Accreditation & Program Improvement (API) Committee within the College Council Committee.