What is Institutional Effectiveness?
Institutional Effectiveness is defined as the degree to which York College attains success in Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and Student Success Outcomes (SSOs) through investments in organizational capacity and student learning. Institutional effectiveness responds to the needs of our stakeholders, accomplishing our mission and goals, planning, assessing and deploying our resources effectively to achieve ILOs and SSOs.
Institutional Effectiveness Framework
The Institutional effectiveness framework encompasses two overlapping areas of planning and assessment:
organizational capacity – i.e., York College’s ability to assess the extent to which it fulfills its mission through sound management and strong operational processes; and
student learning – i.e., York College’s ability to assess the extent to which it is helping students achieve learning outcomes
ILOs and student success outcomes (SSOs) (e.g., graduation rates, retention rates, completion rates) act as driving forces for assessment in both the organizational capacity and student learning areas, so that the College can more effectively conduct evidence-based decision-making to improve student achievement.
Institutional Effectiveness Process
The Institutional effectiveness process below shows that all academic programs, including General Education, and AESS units engage in annual and five-year assessments. These assessments inform strategic planning and institutional effectiveness assessment to provide action plans back for the programs and units.
Institutional Effectiveness Committee
The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) coordinates the work of the College-wide assessment committees (Academic Assessment Committee, General Education Assessment Committee and Administrative, Educational, and Student Support Assessment Committee) and articulates its work with the reconstituted Strategic Planning Committee as depicted in the Committee Accountability Chart below.
York College Committee Accountability Chart