About Institutional Effectiveness

About Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness at Lane Community College

Institutional effectiveness is a continuous process of assessment and improvement that leads to the achievement of program, service, and core theme 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 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 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.