The University of Miami aspires to be...[the] excellent university: A drive for excellence permeates every domain of our work--from research to public service, from teaching to athletics, from health care to the arts... 

Excerpt from the Roadmap to Our New Century 

Fundamental to the pursuit of excellence is a commitment to continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness. We need to be able to identify our goals and measure the degree to which we are achieving them and adjust our course as needed.  The Office of Assessment and Accreditation provides oversight and support for academic programs and administrative and non-academic units to carry out continuous improvement activities including planning and assessment of student learning, program and operational outcomes.