Institutional Effectiveness

Current events are listed below followed by Lane's integrated planning and institutional effectiveness model, the Economic Impact Study, Program Demand Gap Analysis, and the Environmental Scan Reports. 

Need environmental scan info quick? Have a look at these resources:

Want to join the conversation? In Spring 2023 we will continue discussing the trends uncovered during the environmental scan report writing. Check back for more overviews and events as they are developed or watch the Lane Weekly for announcements.  

Lane's integrated planning model is designed to support and further the college’s mission, with a focus on student learning and success. The model forms the basis for regular and effective assessment, improvement, accomplishment, and adaptation.

Strategic goals and objectives are established every five years as part of a comprehensive strategic planning process that identifies priority actions needed to support and improve achievement of Lane’s mission, as measured by institutional indicators.
Strategic Priorities are established biennially to identify priority areas of focus for the College, based upon assessment of progress toward strategic direction objectives and outcomes, internal and external environmental scanning.
Program Review and Department Planning support strategic goals and objectives by operationalizing priorities and improvements at the program and service level.

Institutional Effectiveness Structure graphic

About Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Lane Community College

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness is a continuous process of assessment and improvement that leads to the achievement of program, department/division, and institutional goals and outcomes and fulfillment of our mission.

Assessment processes and practices determine whether our efforts and actions are bringing forth desired results.

Program and Service Level Assessment
Program Review
Annual Department Planning

Institutional Assessment
Assessment of Student Learning
Mission Fulfillment
Accreditation Self Study

Improvement & plans are designed to address issues and opportunities identified through assessment.

Program and Service Level Improvement
Program Review Implementation Plans
Annual Department Planning

Institutional Improvement
Strategic Plans
Institutional Initiatives

Key Tenets of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Comprehensive, Integrated, and Ongoing Planning
There is consistent and continuous commitment to improving student learning. Educational effectiveness is a demonstrable priority in all planning structures and processes.

Informed by Data and Analysis
Data and analyses are widely distributed, understood, and used throughout the College.

Broad-Based Participation and Engagement
There is dialogue about planning and institutional effectiveness that is ongoing, robust, and pervasive.

Implementation, Evaluation, and Adaptation
There is ongoing, systematic review and adaptation of evaluation and planning processes. The College uses evaluation and planning to refine its key processes and improve student learning.

Planning Guides Resource Allocation
Formal planning and assessment practices guide resource allocation. The College effectively uses its human, physical, technology, and financial resources to achieve its broad educational purposes, including stated learning outcomes.


Institutional Effectiveness is involved with strategic planning at the college. You can view the college strategic plans, including the SEM plan, on the College Initiatives website.

The following three (3) reports will be written on a three-year rotating cycle. Together, these reports provide valuable information to help stakeholders make evidence-informed decisions. 

Economic Impact Study

Lane has a considerable impact on the local economy. According to an Emsi study, during the 2018-29 fiscal year, the college, along with the enhanced productivity of its alumni, generated $721.3 million in added income-the equivalent of supporting 10,777 jobs. Learn more about the economic value of Lane Community College:

Program Demand Gap Analysis

The Program Demand Gap Analysis is based on Lane County and LCC data. It compares job openings and LCC educational program completions to identify opportunities to consider.

Environmental Scan

The LCC Environmental Scan Report 2022 reveals trends that are likely to impact Lane in the next 2-3 years. Topics such as economic, social, political, environmental and more are covered in this in-depth report created by the IEC Environmental Scan Subcommittee. 

Need info quick? Read the one-page summaries below. Check back for more as they are developed or watch the Lane Weekly for an announcement.


Contact Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Lane Community College
Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Patrick Blaine, AVP Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness, (541) 463-5096
Tammie Stark, Project Manager, (541) 463-3257