ERIC Number: ED463803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
QUEST: An Integrated Approach for Institutional Planning, Assessment and Quality Improvement.
Pensacola Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
This is a report on the Qualitative Use of Evaluative Systems and Techniques (QUEST) program used by Pensacola Junior College (PJC) (Florida) to assess, integrate, and improve institutional effectiveness. The program focuses on 12 major institutional functions: strategic planning, academic programming, facilities planning, college operations, budgeting, special activities, institutional effectiveness, institutional accountability, institutional research, management information systems, college archives, and accreditation. The QUEST model describes what is essential to the total planning and assessment process: planning, doing, and assessing, with a feedback loop to improve each facet of the process. The college determines institutional effectiveness by three separate but interrelated major processes: (1) frequent assessment of the PJC strategic plan; (2) annual reporting of the status of the local PJC institutional effectiveness plan; and (3) annual reporting to the state concerning the PJC accountability plan. A full cycle of planning and evaluation is accomplished in each decade, which mostly coincides with the normal Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation process. This report provides operational plans, information on archives, and several charts illustrating the evaluation process at PJC. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pensacola Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.