The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for ensuring that the College is engaged in an ongoing quest for quality, demonstrating how well the institution is fulfilling its mission and purposes. The office oversees the collection and presentation of accurate data information to campus decision makers. The purpose is to document quality and effectiveness through a comprehensive system of planning and evaluation in all major aspects of the campus. The dean oversees a comprehensive program of institutional research for all divisions of the college and provides data support regarding the health and development of the College as it serves the educational needs of its service area. The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness works with the Institutional Research Officer to support the daily organizational needs of the College in an effort to facilitate effective planning for the purpose of achieving the College’s mission.
The Institutional Research Officer (IRO) is the chief information officer of the College, specifically a single point for data collection. The IRO collects and provides accurate data and information to campus decision makers and fulfills external requests for data. The IRO oversees a comprehensive program of institutional research to all divisions of the College. The officer provides data support regarding the health and development of the college as an organization that serves the educational needs of its service area to facilitate effective planning for the purpose of achieving the College’s mission. The research officer serves as a link between internal and external organizations that provide, request and/or utilize information. The office is designated as the single source of official information and is responsible for three (3) primary areas: university information; assessment; and planning.