Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness is the systematic, on-going process of collecting and analyzing information related to the performance of a unit and how the results of that inquiry are used. OIR is working to create a "culture of inquiry and achievement" at the college where faculty and staff are:

Driven by curiosity about the efficacy of educational practices.  (Maki, 2004)

Such a culture is evident when:

Institutional and individual reflection and action are typically promoted by and supported by data about student learning and institutional performance. (McClenney and McClenney, 2003)

  • Peggi L. Maki, Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution (Sterling: American Association for Higher Education)
  • Kay M. McClenney, Byron N. McClenney, and Gregory F. Peterson, A Culture of Evidence: What is it do we have it citing K.M McClenny and B. N. McClenny 2003 Community College Inventory: Focus on Student Persistence, Learning and Attainment, Planning for Higher Education April-June 2007).)