Welcome to Shorter University’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research (OIER)! The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research (OIER) is to support the overall mission of the university by providing institutional data, analytical support, and guidance for continuous improvement and compliance. This support includes fostering an internal culture of improvement and educating stakeholders campus-wide on best practices of assessment and data management.

Who we are:

Earl Kellett, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Andrew Bailey, Th.M.


Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.