Institutional effectiveness (IE) is the measure of how well an institution is achieving its overall goals. It answers the question “how well are we collectively doing what we say we are doing?” (Characteristics 54). At CCBC, institutional effectiveness ensures the continuous improvement of academic and non-academic units through outcomes assessment and is designed to permeate every facet of the college: strategic planning, student learning outcomes assessment, and service-department outcomes assessment. Inquiries regarding any of the college's institutional effectiveness processes should be directed to Katie Thomas, Faculty Fellow for Planning, Assessment, and Improvement.
Please find attached the College's 2015-2016 Institutional Effectiveness Handbook. The Handbook contains helpful information regarding institutional effectiveness processes at CCBC, including strategic planning, student learning and service department outcomes assessment, and the assessment of general education. The Handbook also contains information pertaining to TracDat and the support measures recently put in to effect to help CCBC sustain successful assessment practices.
Should you have any questions about institutional effectiveness at CCBC, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Katie Thomas, MA
Faculty Fellow for Planning, Assessment,
Associate Professor, English
Community College of Beaver County
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Faculty Fellow Program
The Faculty Fellow program recognizes the importance of faculty involvement in and knowledge of outcomes assessment, planning, and institutional effectiveness. The Faculty Fellow program creates an opportunity for faculty members, on a rotating basis of two-years, to dedicate time to the college’s planning, assessment, and improvement activities. The overall purpose of the Faculty Fellow program is to advance and sustain a culture institutional effectiveness at Community College of Beaver County.
Katie Thomas, Associate Professor of English, is the college's inaugural Fellow, serving the college from January 2015-January 2017. Professor Thomas has taught writing and literature courses at CCBC since 2008 and has been involved with the college's accreditation and assessment processes since 2011, serving as one of the institution's chairs for its most recent Middle States self-study.
IE Council Charter
Key Performance Indicators
Assessment Facilitation Series
2014-2015 Program Outcomes and Course Objectives
Achieving the Dream
Fall 2015 Data Summit