Institutional Effectiveness


Institutional effectiveness can be viewed as comparing the university to other universities with similar characteristics. The University of Central Florida compares itself to large metropolitan universities. The exact group of comparison universities may vary with the aspects of the institution that are being assessed.

Benchmarking specific aspects of the university environment helps university administration determine areas that can be targeted for improvement. To see more about how UCF conducts benchmarking, click here:

Groups such as U.S. News and World Report use benchmarking and other criteria to rank colleges and universities regarding undergraduate education, and targeted disciplines at the graduate level (e.g., Business, Education, and Engineering). One kind of institutional effectiveness may involve comparing ratings on each of these criteria to the ranking of other universities.

In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.


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Mitchell Salter
College of College of Health and Public Affairs Mitchell Salter The foundation for my teaching philosophy is to provide students with immediate tools to apply their knowledge. I agree with teachers of educational progressivism, such as John Dewey, who believe education should teach skills in real life activities. I require students to test their skills using a scientif...

Gina Gresham
College of Education Gina   Gresham I have the honor and privilege to be a mathematics educator. My responsibilities are plentiful as I seek to inspire my students with a desire to learn. I find the establishment of a positive, caring learning environment, one that encourages students to "believe in yourself with dedication and pride" to be priceles...

Robert Cassanello
College of Arts and Humanities Robert   Cassanello I teach because I am drawn to the rewards and challenges of teaching. The classroom provides me the opportunity to mentor students, contribute to their intellectual growth, and collaborate with them in the production of original knowledge that shapes the field. I teach courses on state and local history, moder...