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ERIC Number: EJ901188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Demonstrating the Direct Impact of Planning on Performance
Spiers, Cynthia; Kiel, Dorothy; Hohenbrink, Brad; McCurdy, Debra
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n11 p908-912 2010
Since 2004, Rhodes State College has been at the forefront of developing an institution-wide model of institutional effectiveness--Strategic and Institutional Effectiveness Planning System (SIEPS). A focus on both measuring mission effectiveness and strategic achievement led to development of a unique electronic application that tracks the direct impact of strategic actions on both expected strategic targets and mission effectiveness/assessment standards. The e-SIEPS was designed to meet the planning needs of individuals at the institutional, program/department unit, and course levels. Through the use of the e-SIEPS application, the college has observed several key improvements: (1) the primary focus of improvements for planners has moved from assessment process changes to impact changes in pedagogy, curriculum, and functional services; and (2) the user friendliness of the application has increased assessment and planning engagement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio