The mission of the Office of Assessment (OA) is to facilitate continuous improvement of student learning and to remove obstacles to learning by effecting change at all operational, tactical, and strategic levels of the University. In addition, the OA is responsible for management, informational reporting, and storage of all assessment data collected by the University. The OA is the central institutional resource for improving the effectiveness of the University's product, i.e., the student graduate. Furthermore, the OA is responsible for determining whether the University is fulfilling its goals as set forth in GCU's declared Mission, Pillars, Guiding Principles, and Vision documents. Most prominently in this regard, this office attempts to provide answers to the question: "Are graduates of the University better global citizens, critical thinkers, more effective communicators, and more responsible leaders for having attended the University?"