Iowa Valley Community College District has adopted an integrated institutional effectiveness process for measuring and documenting how well the District is achieving its mission and addressing its strategic plan for the purpose of continuous improvement of student learning, student development, and administrative unit operations. Grounded in the IVCCD Performance Excellence Model (see graphic below), assessment of student learning and systematic review is critical for institutional planning, resource allocation and continuous quality improvement.
Iowa Valley’s Integrated Institutional Effectiveness (IIE) process is monitored by the IIE Steering Committee and carried out by the work of four sub-committees. The purpose of the IIE Steering Committee it two-fold: 1) to create and sustain an environment that supports a culture of continuous quality improvement, and 2) to facilitate a systematic and repeatable process of assessment to support IVCCD’s mission and strategic agenda.
The IIE Charter (governance document) outlines the guiding principles, goals and meeting expectations for the IIE Steering Committee.
Four subcommittees are responsible for the development of assessment plans, employee training, and reporting processes. Subcommittee membership consists of faculty, staff and administrators.
- Academic Programs & Curriculum Assessment – The purpose of this subcommittee is to develop a framework to effectively assess academic programs and curricula to ensure alignment with IVCCD’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
- Administrative Support Services Assessment – The purpose of this subcommittee is to develop, deploy, evaluate and continually monitor the assessment process for administrative support services.
- Student Learning & Co-Curricular Assessment – The purpose of this subcommittee is to develop practical, sustainable and systematic planning and reporting processes for student learning assessment.
- Workforce Performance Management Assessment – The purpose of this subcommittee is to develop, deploy and continually monitor a performance management system in alignment with the mission and strategic agenda of the District.
IVCCD Performance Excellence Model