Policy No. AA-1210.1E
POLICY & PROCEDURES MEMORANDUM
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 6, 2004
CANCELLATION: AA-1210.1D (5/20/03)
OFFICE: Academic Affairs (AA)
It is the policy of Delgado Community College to develop and maintain an institutional effectiveness process that is evidence-based and includes representatives of the college community in setting priorities, guiding decision-making, and allocating resources to ensure that the College is meeting the needs of all of its stakeholders.
PROCEDURES & SPECIFIC INFORMATION
To maintain a college-wide coordinated planning and assessment process that ensures a culture of decision making based on data and assessment activities associated with the strategic plan, vision, core values, mission, and goals of the college-wide community.
The continuous assessment of the quality of instructional and service programs at Delgado Community College is a necessary component of institutional effectiveness. The process of assessment is for the sole purpose of continuous quality improvement.
2. Scope and Applicability
This policy and procedures memorandum applies to all units of the College.
Under the authority of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and with the leadership of the Chancellor, the College Council, and the Coordinating Council on Institutional Effectiveness, the faculty, administration, and staff will develop and carry out the systematic review of all planning and assessment activities of the College.
In support of LCTCS policy, assessments should include but shall not be limited to the assessment of student learning based on the following:
- the level of preparedness of first-time entering freshmen;
- academic preparedness of continuing students through
- graduating student academic performance;
- retention/persistence studies;
- program review;
- the attainment of professional accrediting/credentialing standards as required by industry;
- student passage rates of certification and licensure examinations in
their respective fields of study;
- the ease of program articulation and transferability to other
- educational support through administrative and student services activities; and
- various satisfaction measures related to students, employees, etc.
4. Institutional Effectiveness Process
The Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment Process Flow Chart (Attachment A) demonstrates the institutional effectiveness process involved in planning and assessment.
The procedures for the planning and assessment activities associated with the strategic plan will be monitored through the Coordinating Council on Institutional Effectiveness
This policy and procedures memorandum cancels AA-1210.1D, Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment, dated May 20, 2003.
Policy and Procedures Memorandum, Charter: Coordinating Council on Institutional Effectiveness
Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy #I.1.014, Assessment
Principles of Accreditation, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council on Institutional Effectiveness 2/18/04
Academic Affairs Council 3/25/04
Executive Council 7/6/04
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Attachment A - Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment Process
Institutional Effectiveness for Planning and Assessment
Process Flow Chart
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