The Institutional Effectiveness committee guides the work on Strategic Planning Goals Four and Five. The committee promotes, through a systematic approach, a culture of evidence that supports student learning and institutional effectiveness. The committee has three goals:
- promote that every department/unit develop a mission statement and identify goals and outcomes.
- ensure that every department/unit systematically assess its outcomes.
- ensure that every department/unit use results to develop strategies for improvement.
In AY 2009-2010, IE launched a major effort to institute assessment cycles (annual) in all primary administrative offices and departments at NVCC, beginning with an awareness/information campaign and multiple training sessions on conducting successful assessment.
Thirty-three college offices and departments completed assessment reports in the first year and that number has grown. IE reviewed these reports and provided feedback to the respective offices/departments. All reports were ranked as either “good,” “satisfactory,” or “needs improvement.”
The exercise is modeled after the NEASC exercise and calls for the writing of a mission statement, an accounting of what each office does, an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a projection of what improvements should be made.
In addition, each participant will assess how successfully last year’s projections were fulfilled. The subcommittee is also offering special one-on-one help to anyone who desires additional help in carrying out the exercise. This process has been continued each year.
Provost & Senior Dean James Troup, Chair
Academic Affairs- Kathy Taylor
Administration- Angela Moffat
Student Services - Bonnie Goulet
Institutional Research- Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh
Beautiful Idea Grants
Beautiful Idea Grant Awards are given to departments based on exemplary communications with our students; they must be clear, precise, informative, kind, and aesthetically pleasing and represent a student-centered approach.