The mission of the Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness (OAAE) is to advance student learning and teaching excellence through an impact-oriented philosophy and collaborative campus partnerships. The OAAE uses institutional and programmatic assessments with evaluation techniques to drive evidence-based improvements in alignment with the institutions' mission and vision, as well as the Strategic Directions program for 2020. At the OAAE, we believe that assessment is a very powerful tool that can both improve the institutions in order to prepare for the future and inspire lives through learning. In association with our institutional learning goals, our office strives to create an educational environment that allows students to embrace difference, engage globally, think deeply, serve graciously, and live courageously.

The OAAE is proud to provide support in numerous areas regarding assessment and program review. Here are some of the things we specialize in:


Browse the latest external accreditation reports from the Higher Learning Commission and our numerous specialty endorsements.

Assessment Funding Opportunities

Discover the assessment-related initiatives and activities funded by the OAAE.

CSBSJU Fact Book

Check out the institutional research done about the demographics our students and faculty.

Learning Goals and Outcomes

Explore our institutional, general education, and program learning outcomes to understand how the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University experience creates life-long learning practices.

Program Review and Annual Reports

Uncover the results of our program reviews and yearly accountability reports.

Assessment Dictionary

Find definitions to common assessment-related terms on our Assessment Dictionary page.

Student Opinion Surveys

Learn about student opinion surveys and how they improve CSB/SJU.


See how CSB/SJU uses Portfolium to enhance student learning.


Discover how Taskstream helps CSB/SJU in simplifying the assessment process.


Read our quarterly newsletter on assessment, Beyond Measure.