UMass Lowell has a comprehensive and broad-based process for assessing, measuring and tracking the institution’s academic quality and strategic planning.

Resources for Academic Quality & Strategic Planning

  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    Accreditation is a process by which educational institutions or units within an institution are recognized for their performance, integrity and quality. UMass Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
  • Academic Quality Assessment and Development (AQAD)
    Academic program reviews guarantee the quality of the teaching, learning and scholarship of the graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
    The data from surveys gives key faculty and university administrators a snapshot of what the undergraduate experience actually is and helps inform future planning.
  • Enrollment Management
    The offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation and Financial Aid coordinate to serve current and prospective students.
  • Strategic Analysis and Data Management
    Facts and statistics on UMass Lowell are generated by the Office of Data Analytics & Institutional Research to support reporting, planning, academic, research and other activities.