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Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC)

Mission/Purpose Statement

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) reports to the College Planning Committee (CPC) and serves as an Accreditation Steering Committee. The committee improves program planning and resource allocation processes to support student learning by:

  • Ensuring program planning processes are documented
  • Providing technical assistance to units developing program plans including establishing baseline data, designing measurable outcomes connected to college strategic plans and utilizing findings from evaluation efforts
  • Reviewing and analyzing goals to identify institutional themes to aid the integration of planning and resource allocation efforts
  • Recommending improvements to processes to ensure efficacy in fulfilling the college mission and that the campus meets accreditation standards
  • Communicating trends and findings with the campus community and visiting accreditation teams


2017-18 Goals:

  1. In order to improve effectiveness, the team recommends that the College build on its extensive, meaningful dialogue and develop a plan to document and assess institutional effectiveness more thoroughly through a culture of evidence embedded in codified roles, systems, and processes (I.B, IV.A).
  2. In order to improve effectiveness, the team recommends that the College expand and enhance its governance manual to clarify the roles and responsibilities of each of the college governance elements. In addition, the team recommends that the college develop a clear process and timeline for the evaluation and continuous improvement of the college planning and decision-making processes (IV.A.2, IV.A.5).
  3. In order to improve effectiveness, the team recommends greater use of and evaluation of evidentiary data with a systematic process for capturing evidence of decisions and disseminating the results widely for use by all appropriate college constituents (IV.A.3).
  4. Working with accreditation leads, review and recommend effectiveness measures and documentation for the ISER.
  5. Recommend an institutional process for all governance committees to demonstrate the review of evidence/data as part of the decision making process; create a communication tool that captures and disseminates the results across the college and/or to college constituents.
  6. Standardize processes for resource requests based on program planning (completed but received technical assistance funding through Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) planning to enhance) [14-15, 15-16, and 16-17 carry over] *4.20
  7. Meet and comply with accreditation standards (in progress, planning agenda and recommendations, keep up with changes in accreditation policies and practice) (completed but ongoing) [14-15 carry over] *5.1

*asterisk denotes reference to the Cabrillo College Strategic Plan

Who They Report To

College Planning Committee (CPC)


2nd Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 am in SAC E 225

Link to Agendas and Minutes

Chair and Member Listing

For more information, visit Institutional Effectiveness Committee Website

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