Alabama State University is a student-centered, nurturing, comprehensive and diverse public historically black University committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University fulfills its mission through fostering critical thought, artistic creativity, professional competence and responsible citizenship in its students; by adding to the body of knowledge to enhance the quality of life through research and discovery; and by helping to advance the state and nation through thoughtful public service. We offer baccalaureate through doctorate degrees, the University maintains a scholarly and creative faculty, living atmosphere in which all members of the campus community can work and learn in pleasant and rewarding surroundings. Consistent with its assurance that neither race, gender nor economic status inhibits intelligence, creativity or achievement, ASU offers a bridge to success for those who commit to pursuing the building blocks of development, focus, persistence and reward.


Institutional Planning & Effectiveness supports the mission of Alabama State University through achievement of the following goals:

  • To assist in the development and implementation of campus-wide assessment and evaluation processes, including accreditation, academic program review, administrative unit review, and student learning outcomes review.
  • To ensure the integration of assessment and evaluation outcomes in planning and decision-making of units.

Core Values

Diversity, accountability, excellence, quality service, and integrity are the core values held in Institutional Planning & Effectiveness which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves.

  • We promote an environment of excellence and continuous improvement in support of the institution’s vision, mission and values.
  • We are committed to providing quality client-centered service in a professional and courteous manner.
  • We are committed to continuous data integrity by adhering to the highest ethical standards, research methodology and statistical analysis. We are committed to sound data collection, analysis and dissemination in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Diversity of ideas, creativity, opinions, backgrounds and experiences that promote collegiality, production of high quality products and services as a team.
  • Accountability used as a tool to measure student success, impact, and service. We are committed to sustaining a system of accountability and to uphold the positive values of transparency.

People of ASU

Alabama State University

Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama.