IEA's primary mission is the collection of data for use in planning, decision-making, assessment, and policy information at the University. The office also provides oversight, training, and support for assessment activities to effect a culture of assessment and continuous improvement across campus. Under the direction of the SACSCOC liaison, IEA is also responsible for creating and submitting reports to the SACSCOC accrediting body on behalf of the University.
In addition to the above functions, IEA serves as the Custodian of Records for the University. In this capacity, the office promotes efficient administration and management of state government records in compliance with federal and state regulations. The University Record and Information Manager coordinates and enforces the systematic control of all records, regardless of media, from creation or receipt of the record to the perpetual storage or destruction of the record, also known as Records Information Management.
The UWG Open Records Officer, housed in IEA, is designated to respond to requests for records submitted under the Georgia Open Records Act.