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Institutional Effectiveness Council

Purpose: The purpose of the Institutional Effectiveness Council is to maintain and coordinate the implementation of assessment processes at the College.

Charter Sponsor: President's Cabinet

Charter Contact: College President

Timeline: Standing

Membership (length of term for members if applicable): 12 members

  1. Director of Institutional Research & Analysis – Co-Chair (ongoing)
  2. Assessment Liaison – Co-Chair   (ongoing)
  3. Registrar  (ongoing)

 Elected within Center ( 3 Year Terms)

  1. Faculty – Center for Arts and Humanities
  2. Faculty – Center for Language and Learning Design
  3. Faculty – Center for Life and Health Sciences
  4. Faculty – Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  5. Faculty – Center for Business, Information and Social Sciences

Appointed (3 Year Terms)

  1. At-Large (appointed by President)
  2. At-Large (appointed by VP for Admin. Services)
  3. At-Large (appointed by Associate VP)
  4. At-Large (appointed by VP for Student Services)



  • Select and evaluate appropriate activities necessary for assessing the outcomes identified in the Institutional Effectiveness process.
  • Provide assistance for continuous assessment in each Unit through the selection of assessment tools and the development and implementation of their assessment plans. 
  • Review the results of assessment findings to ensure the validity/reliability of the assessment procedures.
  • Initiate follow-up inquiries to ensure that Units have linked assessment findings with their Action Plans.
  • Serve as a source for verification that the results of assessment findings have been used for improvement.
  • Keep the College mission, with an emphasis on the student experience, front and center
  • Keep the College Senate and President’s Cabinet informed of your activity and include them in your processes whenever possible
  • Stay closely connected to the strategic planning process
  • Find ways to get the assessment and effectiveness results to the right groups for more informed decision making


  • Make decisions; determine policy; discuss contractual issues



  • Chair must be elected annually by committee.

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