Institutional Effectiveness Commission

About IEC

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The Institutional Effectiveness Commission engages the campus community in understanding of mission fulfillment and institutional indicators; assesses the effectiveness of the College’s planning, improvement, and assessment systems and structures; evaluates progress toward mission fulfillment; and provides information and recommendations to the campus and community. 

The IEC accomplishes its work by reviewing and providing recommendations about sponsored workflows/initiatives in these areas:

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Data governance
  • Key performance indicators
  • Process improvement
  • Program effectiveness, management, and review
  • Other duties as assigned by the sponsor


In the Fall the IEC began work for the 23/24 academic year, which includes communications about the updated Mission Fulfillment Indicator Scorecards, sharing results from last year's Environmental Scan Report, writing this year's Mission Fulfillment and Institutional Effectiveness report, and other assigned tasks.  For more information, please email Tammie Stark, IEC Chair at

Current Events/News

Last year, the IEC provided recommendations to the administration for a Portfolio Review Process. Academic Affairs has moved that work forward by operationalizing the recommendations. For more info, read the letter from Shelley Tinkham, VP Academic Affairs, view the data, or contact her.  

Additional updates along with the IEC Charter, minutes, and work plan are linked below. To join an upcoming meeting as a viewing guest, please use this Zoom link. Meetings will be held:

  • April 11, 2024, 3-3:50 pm (agenda)
  • May 9, 2024, 3-3:50 pm
  • June 13, 2024, 3-3:50 pm

Updates and Mission Fulfillment Reports

    Read the charter, minutes and view the work plan below.

    Overview of IEC

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    Below are the members of the Institutional Effectiveness Commission (IEC). Members serve for two (2) years & may be appointed to consecutive terms.

    Committee membership is composed of representatives from all areas of the college: faculty, staff, students, and management. Some members are by position, while others are by rotating assignment.

    Executive Sponsors (ex officio members by position; non-voting): 

    • Shelley Tinkham, Vice President Academic Affairs (VPAA) 
    • Colman Joyce, Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) 
    • Kara Flath, Vice President Finance and Operations (VPFO)

    IEC Members:

    • Jennifer Frei, Associate Vice President - Arts and Sciences, Guided Pathways | VP Academic & Student Affairs Office
    • Grant Matthews, Associate Vice President, Career Technical Education & Workforce Development
    • Nora Johnson, SGA Senator, Student Representative
    • Karen Krumrey-Fulks, Faculty Arts and Humanities
    • Bliss Newton, Project Coordinator, Student Affairs
    • Buck Potter, Maintenance Worker, Facilities Management and Planning
    • Jen Sacklin, English as a Second Language Faculty; Career Pathways Faculty; Career Pathways Classified
    • Mike Sims, Project Coordinator, Arts and Sciences and Guided Pathways
    • Tammie Stark, Project Manager, PIE, IEC Chair
    • Cathy Thomas, Institutional Research, PIE
    • Rand Ware, Faculty Assessment Coordinator, Office of Curriculum and Assessment
    • Brandon Gibson, Business Intelligence Developer, IT
    • Kate Sullivan, APROC Chair, English Faculty 
    • Douglas Young, Chemistry Faculty
    • Marleena Pearson, Project Specialist 2, Health Professions/Health & PE, LCCEF Appointee
    • Nikki Li, Recruitment and Retention Systems Coordinator, Enrollment Services, Classified Position at Large
    • Luis Maggiori, Project Coordinator-Lead, Institute for Sustainable Practices, Facilities and Management Planning, VPFO Appointee
    • Jonathon Campbell, VPFO appointee
    • VPSA appointee (vacant)
    • Guided Pathways appointee (vacant)