Brigham Young University uses assessment results to make determinations of quality, effectiveness, and mission fulfillment.
The university’s mission statement is The Mission of Brigham Young University. The university’s four core themes are The Aims of a BYU Education: “A BYU education should be (1) spiritually strengthening, (2) intellectually enlarging, and (3) character building, leading to (4) lifelong learning and service.”
Each core theme has specific objectives which come from the university missionstatement or The Aims of a BYU Education. Each objective is measured by indicators. The indicators for each core theme objective are converted to a common numerical scale and averaged. The averages are then categorized as Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor. If the average of the indicators for a core theme objective is Good or Excellent, then the core theme objective is achieved. If all the core theme objectives are achieved, then the core theme is achieved. If all the core themes are achieved, then the university meets its definition of mission fulfillment.