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 Office of Institutional Effectiveness advances institutional quality by providing College stakeholders with accurate and reliable information for evidence-based planning decisions and by facilitating effectiveness assessment processes.
In order to achieve its mission, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness
- Provides clear, concise, and accurate information to stakeholders for the purpose of responsible, evidence-based decision-making.
- Maintains the institution’s compliance with specific requirements established by federal and state agencies, professional organizations, and accrediting bodies.
- Creates a practical financial model for new program development and other strategic initiatives as outlined in the strategic plan, the academic plan, and the enrollment plan.
- Facilitates effective assessment processes both institution-wide and in individual units that promote continuous improvement at the College.
ResourcesGuide to Institutional Effectiveness: 2019 - 2020
Utica College's Institutional Effectiveness Rubric