Definition"Institutional effectiveness" refers to how well an institution is achieving its mission and goals. An effective institution is characterized by a clearly defined mission that articulates who it serves, what it aspires to be, and what it values (Middaugh, 2010). Likewise, an effective institution has clear goals that are broadly communicated to its stakeholders, and decision-making is evidence-based and mission focused.
The goal of institutional effectiveness is to provide reliable, useful information to inform decisions and effective planning.
Guide to Institutional Effectiveness: 2019 - 2020
Utica College's Institutional Effectiveness Rubric
Institutional Effectiveness Committee The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) is responsible for
- reviewing institutional assessment processes, particularly with reference to how assessment results may be used to inform planning and resource allocations;
- facilitating the process by which operations, units, or persons report progress on institutional initiatives;
- integrating research, assessment and planning processes;
- monitoring the Middle States document roadmap and charting progress on recommendations made during the 2018 self-study process.
Institutional Effectiveness Town Hall Presentation, December 2018
Fall 2018 IEC Report to the College President
Membership Standing members on the IEC include the Dean for Academic Assessment and the Associate Vice President for IT and Institutional Research. Seven additional members serve on a 3-year cycle: 4 from the full-time faculty (one representing each school and one representing online offerings); 1 from a co-curricular unit and 1 from Athletics; and 1 member from either advancement/alumni or career services.
2019 - 2020 IEC MembersMatthew Carr
Ann Damiano, Chair