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Institutional effectiveness is a growing, in-demand profession in higher education. Our certificate provides valuable training to individuals seeking to enter the field and to institutional effectiveness professionals looking to expand their skill set. All courses are available in an online, asynchronous format. You can register at any time, take courses in any order, and work at your own pace.

Complete all 5 courses and earn the certificate in as little as 31 weeks or pick the courses to best suit your needs.

Certificate courses include:

  • Introduction to Careers in Assessment
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Accreditation
  • Institutional Research
  • Strategic Planning

Who should take the Certificate?

These courses are designed for current assessment practitioners, higher education professionals, graduate students, and faculty. The content is appropriate for those new to the field and for those looking to expand their current skill set.

What are the course learning outcomes?

Participants will become skilled in:

  • Creating an individual career plan
  • Using assessment to improve teaching and learning
  • Accreditation planning & reporting
  • Identifying sources of data, data visualization & research techniques
  • Strategic plan development & monitoring
  • Soft skills to support career success

Why invest in your future with us?

UNC Charlotte is an Excellence in Assessment designee. The certificate courses are taught by experienced educators & trainers with broad experiences and deep knowledge of best practices in institutional effectiveness in higher education. Members of our instructional team have received training in online teaching and received awards for teaching quality.

The Certificate program is offered in partnership with UNC Charlotte’s Office of Continuing Education. For more information about the Practitioner Certificate, please contact: Dr. Christine Robinson (