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Assessment Plan

Mission and Core Themes:

The University of Portland, an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, addresses significant questions of human concern through disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of the arts, sciences, and humanities and through studies in majors and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a diverse community of scholars dedicated to excellence and innovation, we pursue teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership in the classroom, residence halls, and the world. Because we value the development of the whole person, the University honors faith and reason as ways of knowing, promotes ethical reflection, and prepares people who respond to the needs of the world and its human family.


The mission focuses on three Core Themes: Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. These themes guide the strategic planning and implementation of programs across campus to ensure alignment with the university’s mission. Processes of regular, systematic assessment within programs and at large measure the extent to which the university fulfills its mission.


Upcoming Reports
Unit Accrediting Body Upcoming Accreditation
University of Portland Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) 2019 (7-year comprehensive report)
School of Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2019 (5-year mid-cycle report)

*Last Updated: January 18, 2018


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