Institutional effectiveness is an ongoing, cyclical process by which the institution, its divisions, its degree and certificate programs, and its units gather, analyse and use data to ascertain how well it is accomplishing its mission and goals and to make continuous improvements based on assessment results.
Planning and assessment is ongoing at the College, as by evidenced tracking and analysis of longitudinal trends in community perceptions surveys, College goal performance indicator data, major priority status reports, and program and unit level assessment. Planning and assessment for institutional effectiveness processes are institution-wide and are not limited to one "level" or area of the College. These institution-wide processes occur at the:
The central components of college level planning includes College goal performance indicators and major priorities developed by administrative leadership based upon data from throughout the College.
Planning at the campus, division and administrative department level (senior management) is led by the Cabinet members in collaboration with their campus or division leadership team. The members of the College President's Cabinet (vice presidents and campus presidents) participate in ongoing and integrated, research-based campus-based, division-based, and administrative department level planning, a structure illustrated below:
|Cabinet Level Planning|
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|Administrative Department Level Planning
|Each Campus President and his/her Management Team|
Each program and unit within the institution identifies its goals and expected outcomes consistent with the mission of the College. Then assessment tools to measure and analyze the degree of its performance and levels of success in achieving its proscribed goals are developed, administered and analyzed. Ultimately, the purpose of assessment is to make improvements based upon the assessment data.
For more information about institutional effectiveness activities, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation.