The Council consists of voting members including faculty and staff, one student representative, and five to six ex officio members (Vice Provost for Instruction, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Institutional Research and Planning, representation from the Center for Academic Excellence, representation from the Office of Student Affairs).
Members serve two-year terms. Appointments are made by the Provost and the Vice Provost for Instruction and Dean of Undergraduate Studies to represent the breadth of academic units and programs of the institution. The Committee Chair is elected in the first meeting of the year from among the membership for one academic year (renewable).
Since its inception in 2006, and building on the work done by the Assessment Resource Network since 2000, the primary work of the IAC has been the development of Campus Wide Learning Outcomes (CWLO) that define the undergraduate educational experience at Portland State.
The IAC reports annually to the Provost and the Faculty Senate.