The mission of the Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness (OAAE) is to use institutional and programmatic assessments and evaluation techniques to make evidence-based improvements in student learning and teaching excellence in alignment with the institutions' mission and vision, and Strategic Directions program. We know that assessment is a very powerful tool that can improve the institutions in order to prepare for the future and inspire lives through learning. As directed by our institutional learning goals, OAAE facilitates the creation of educational environments where students can embrace difference, engage globally, think deeply, serve graciously, and live courageously.

OAAE is proud to provide support in numerous areas of assessment and program review.


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

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 fulfills its academic commitments.

Program Review and Annual Reports

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

Assessment Funding Opportunities

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


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

Student Opinion Surveys

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

Assessment Dictionary

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

Tools Used at CSB/SJU

A quick reference guide to the most commonly used learning tools at CSB/SJU.


Read our quarterly newsletter on assessment, Beyond Measure.