Institutional Research and Assessment


California Southern University is committed to ensuring and continually enhancing its institutional effectiveness, which is an umbrella term that encompasses the university’s relentless pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, student services and organizational operations.

This responsibility nominally is that of CalSouthern’s Institutional Research and Assessment Department (IRAD), but it is more accurately described as an institution-wide culture of systematic self-reflection, data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.

Institutional effectiveness also demands transparency of data, evidence, performance indicators and policy. It is in that spirit that CalSouthern invites you to explore the various tabs to the left to learn more about the culture that has been carefully cultivated to ensure institutional effectiveness.