The Institutional Effectiveness office serves the campus in a number of critical ways.


  • Official state and federal reporting

  • Official statistics about Northern Michigan University students, faculty, and staff

  • Management and maintenance of critical institutional accreditation responsibilities

  • Data and analytics support for senior administration and the Board of Trustees

  • Data and analytics support for academic and auxiliary departments

  • Support for the University’s Assessment of Learning Committee and General Education Council

  • Service to the University through participation in many committees providing research findings and data-driven policy recommendations

  • University-wide surveys and special research initiatives