Harding University is seeking continued accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
In an attempt to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of assessment reporting, the university is implementing a custom-designed software package to the university system. The user-friendly Global Assessment Tracking software, named GATE, allows assessment managers and coordinators to easily enter assessment plans and evaluations as well as print several types of reports. College deans and other administrators can access the plans and summaries of their respective areas of responsibility. Full implementation is expected for the 2012-2013 academic year, with several previous years being added in preparation for the upcoming accreditation review.