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The University of Kentucky is always striving for excellence. Towards this goal, the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OSPIE) provides leadership, support, and coordination for several planning and assessment activities. Below are the ways OSPIE supports continuous quality improvement at  the University of Kentucky.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Continuous improvement processes for student learning outcomes of academic programs

Administrative Unit Planning (AUPs)

Continuous improvement processes for administrative and student support services 

UK Core

Assessment of the University's General Education Program (UK CORE) 

Periodic Review

Periodic review of academic departments and programs

CAO Reviews

Review process for the University's Chief Administrative Officers

New Program/Program Change

Support for new academic program development

Student Achievement Metrics

University goals for student achievement


The University's Quality Enhancement Plan

Strategic Planning

The University's Strategic Planning


Contact us to request individual or group support:

  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Process
  • Developing Assessment Plans & Reports 
  • Developing Student Learning Outcomes 
  • Building Rubrics & Team Norming
  • Curriculum Mapping