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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

IEC Charge | IEC Assessment Schedule | Process Diagram & Flowcharts | Assessment Process Grid

The components of CCC's Assessment, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness represent all college areas. These components are overseen by the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) to ensure that Cumberland County College is systematically assessing both student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness outcomes. The diagram below shows the three broad areas: Academic & Related Programs, Student Development and Administrative Services.

Components of CCC's Assessment, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness


Components of CCC




The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) represents all college areas and includes both Vice Presidents as ex-officio members. The purpose of the IEC is to ensure that Cumberland County College is systematically assessing both student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness outcomes. As such, the Committee has the following responsibilities:

1. The IEC will develop and provide oversight for the College's assessment process, including implementation of the Assessment Plan for Student Learning Outcomes and Institutional Effectiveness.
2. The IEC will review and verify that program goals and objectives are related to institutional goals and objectives.
3. Using appropriate criteria, the IEC will evaluate the assessment process and procedures in terms of timeliness of reporting, data collection, and record keeping.
4. In conjunction with appropriate groups, the IEC will revise the Expanded Statement of Institutional Purpose as necessary so that the College's mission and goals will be applied to the assessment process.
5. The IEC will establish and disseminate the annual timelines and requirements for systematic assessment of each college area.
6. The IEC will provide technical assistance through Planning and Research, and the Office of Instructional Research in order to develop measures, grading checklists, and to assist in research designs for measurement of outcomes.
7. The IEC will review program and departmental outcomes in order to make appropriate recommendations for improving the assessment process.
8. The IEC will assist in the collection, preparation, and organization of data for the College's overall assessment plan and reports.
9. The IEC will submit an annual summary of Institutional Effectiveness reports to the College community.
10. The IEC will assist in the collection of data and preparation of reports for the Middle States Association.



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IEC Assessment Schedule, Process Grid and Diagrams


 

Student Development Schedule

Areas Formally Assessed 2011-12

IEC Liaisons

  • Student Support Services
  • EOF

TBD

Administrative Services Schedule

Areas Formally Assessed 2011-12

IEC Liaisons

  • President's Office
  • Foundation Office
  • Development Office
  • Public Relations
  • Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services

TBD

Academic Programs Schedule

Areas Formally Assessed 2011-12

IEC Liaisons

  • Fine and Performing Arts/Design-Fine Arts
  • Ceramics & Fine and Performing Arts/Ceramics
  • Theatre/Acting & Fine and Performing Arts/Theatre
  • LA/Elementary Secondary Education
  • Elementary Education/American Studies Major
  • Social Service w/options
  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing

TBD


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Planning & Assessment Diagrams


Plan Diagram
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Assessment Process Grid


Task

Responsible Individuals

Target Dates

1) Notify Dept/Area of upcoming assessment VP Acad. Affairs & Enr. Services, VP Finance & Admin. Services
Director of P& R
Chair IEC
March
2) Select SLOs that dept is going to measure

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Deans

April
3a) IEC will meet to review outcomes statements of areas to be assessed

IEC Meeting

May

3b) Meet w/ P&R to discuss the plan/data

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Deans

May

3c) Attend TracDat Session

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Deans

August/September

4) Begin collecting data related to Outcomes

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Faculty & Deans

September

5) Submit Interim Report

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Faculty & Deans

January

6) Summarize Data - Forms/TracDat

Directors of Admin. & Student Dev.Areas, Faculty & Deans, Planning & Research

March - May

7) Submit Final Report to IEC

Directors of Admin. & Student Development Areas
Deans

July

8a. Program Review Committee provides summary of recommendations to IEC

Program Review Committee

July

8b. IEC subcommittees review reports

IEC subcommittees

July

9. Subcommittee chair summarizes feedback/recommendations

IEC subcommittees

August

10. Subcommittee chair forwards a one page report to chair of IEC

Subcommittee chairs and IEC Chair

Mid-September

11. Preliminary meeting of IEC and subcommittees

IEC Chair and IEC subcommittees, subcommittee chairs

Mid-September

12. Individual area reports are presented to IEC committee

IEC Chair and subcommittee chairs

Late-September

13. Final report sent to VP Acad. Affairs & Enr. Services and VP Finance and Admin Services with Resourcse Allocation Recommendations.

IEC Chairperson
Director P&R

October

14a) VP for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Services and the VP for Finance and Administrative Services meet with their assigned areas to address any concerns.

VP Academic Affairs and VP Finance and Administration

November

14b) IEC Committee sends written recommendations concerning the assessment process to each area reviewed and to the Program Review chairperson.

IEC Committee

November

15) VP Acad. Affairs presents findings to Board of Trustees at Cumberland County College

VP Acad. Affairs
IEC Chair

December

Tasks 1-15 are repeated

 

 


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