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Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Lord Fairfax Community College. Planning for Institutional Effectiveness Lord Fairfax Community College. Presented by:. MISSION GOALS OBJECTIVES OUTCOMES MEASURES FINDINGS. THE MISSION
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Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Lord Fairfax Community CollegePlanning for Institutional EffectivenessLord Fairfax Community College
Eg. The purpose of the Institutional Research Office is to provide college-wide data. (Unclear, too narrow)
It is the mission of IRR to define, collect, analyze, maintain and disseminate official institutional data, and to provide official institutional information to both internal and external constituents for the purposes of describing, documenting, and publishing institutional information and measures of effectiveness. (George Mason University)
Where Am I Going?
You are part of the admissions office and realized that certain racial and ethnic groups are under-represented. Your unit wants to address the situation. A goal for your unit could be stated as follows-
GOAL: TO CREATE A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY
What do I need to do to get there?
From the previous example, the units objectives could be
What will happen when I get there?
Continuing with our previous example, the following outcomes could be the tangible results for the unit
How will I know how I am I doing?
Outcomes must be assessed. In order to assess our outcomes, we need to come up with possible ways
of doing that. The ways become the measures we use.
In our example, Student Enrollment can be a good measure of our outcomes.
How Am I doing?
Assessing outcomes helps units make a determination of how they are doing. If valid and reliable measures are used, a unit should be able to answer this question with proof (data).
According to our enrollment data, there were 100 minority students enrolled in Fall 2000. In Fall 2001, there are 700. This represents a 60% increase in minority student enrollment