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Institutional Effectiveness at Stark State

The institutional effectiveness process is the commitment to the continuous quality improvement of all aspects associated with fulfilling the institutional mission. This commitment is ongoing, broad-based, and embedded within the culture of the College. Faculty, administration and staff dedicate themselves to the task of providing high-quality educational programs and services that prepare our students for leadership roles in their chosen professions. The goal of institutional effectiveness is to integrate research, planning, assessment, evaluation and budgeting processes into a comprehensive program that not only encompasses teaching and learning, but also the array of administrative and support services that sustain the core activities of the College. Every academic and administrative/educational support unit of the College embraces the core principles of the effectiveness model at the College and uses results of research and assessment to improve programs and services.

The overarching purpose of institutional effectiveness at SSC is to provide internal and external constituencies with an accurate and complete understanding of how the institution is advancing its mission to provide high-value, student-centered associate degrees and professional development and advancing quality of life.

To meet this challenge, the College uses a multifaceted and dynamic approach that integrates the collection and analysis of institutional data with the coordination of the assessment of student learning and service outcomes from academic units, general education and co-curricular programs in an ongoing effort to improve programs and services throughout the College. The Institutional Research and Planning Office disseminates assessment results and institutional data to support institutional planning and decision-making as well as advancing quality and innovation in the teaching and learning process, co-curricular programs and other administrative units.