ERIC Number: ED373835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
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Institutional Effectiveness for a State-Wide Technical College System.
Walters, Sarah J.; Giovannini, Gene
Indiana Vocational Technical College (IVTC) ranks among the largest two-year public colleges in the country, offering degrees in 40 broad technologies, and enrolling 61,00 students at 13 regional campuses. The multi-campus system is undergoing a significant shift in its accreditation status with the North Central Association (NCA) from 13 regional accreditations to reaccreditation as a single institution. To prepare for the NCA accreditation visit, IVTC embarked on a 24-month statewide self-study. An Academic Program Review Model addressing curriculum review and administrative program review was initiated in spring 1994. Other portions of the plan address the functional areas of student services, human resources, business and industry training, and college administration. An Institutional Effectiveness Committee identified the following effectiveness indicators: (1) course completion rates; (2) transfer rates; (3) basic skills assessment; (4) general education outcomes; (5) student/faculty course evaluation; (6) program outcome measures; (7) retention; (8) enrollment trends; (9) full-time equivalency (FTE) trends; (10) program and faculty FTE; (11) credit hours taught; (12) degrees awarded; (13) graduate surveys; (14) employer surveys; (15) advisory committee survey; (16) program accreditation audit; (17) faculty credential audit; (18) student opinion survey; (19) former student survey; and (20) student demographic profile. The development of an institutional effectiveness plan must be anchored in the institution's mission and based on broad participation from all of the college's constituencies. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana Vocational Technical College
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association (99th, Chicago, IL, March 27-29, 1994).