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)


Perspective on Institutional Data

Data 101 Curriculum

Lining It All Up

Role of Data in Strategic Planning


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).)