The Institutional Effectiveness and Certification office helps Gallaudet University stay compliant with accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements. We’re also the go-to source for accurate data and reporting on a range of initiatives and goals, and play a vital role in helping the university operate effectively.


Serving a multicultural, bilingual academic environment, we work to ensure the rigor and excellence commensurate with Gallaudet’s reputation by:

  • Promoting a culture of critical inquiry and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Engaging students, faculty, staff, and administrators in conversations about learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Providing leadership and coordination in assessment.
  • Ensuring excellence in academic instruction, student academic support, student development, and student services.
  • Coordinating the collection, analysis, sharing, and use of assessment data.
  • Producing evidence of student learning outcomes necessary for accrediting agencies.
  • Monitoring equity in access to the curriculum for all Gallaudet students.
  • Bringing best practices and methods of assessment to the Gallaudet community.
  • Offering professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.




Assessment at Gallaudet is being developed as a critical inquiry into student learning (Maki, 2004). The Gallaudet University community recognizes the need to adopt an assessment process that advances evidence-based decisions about teaching, learning, bilingualism, diversity, campus life, academic support and administrative services. Fostered by...


The certification officer is responsible for verification of program completion. The District of Columbia's Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) follows the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards for professional education programs review and licensure. Contact OSSE for information about how...


Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)*. Many of the academic programs at Gallaudet University are accredited by discipline-specific accreditation agencies and associations. Also, those non-accredited academic programs hold rigorous expectations in their outcomes that are approved through our...


Contact Us

Institutional Effectiveness and Certification

College Hall 410A

(202) 559-5370


9:00 am-5:00 pm
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