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Quality and Institutional Effectiveness

Themes and Considerations: Focus: Ongoing Assessment of Quality and Effectiveness of the University's Mission for the Purpose of Continuous Improvement

What current University activities support regular quality assessment and continuous improvement?  In academic programs, academic and administrative support, research, community service activities?

To what extent does the University utilize the regular collection and analysis of data and information to determine of goals are met, allocated resources have the intended outcomes and that regular improvements in all academic and administrative processes are instituted

How well articulated are these activities and how associated are theses activities to a coordinated planning and budgeting process?  What processes need improved and institutionalized?  What form should a consolidated planning, effectiveness and resource allocation model take?

Supporting Guidance:

Old Dominion University Strategic Plan 2004-2009 - Goal Five: Integrate and improve academic and administrative programs and services.

5c.2 "Integrate University academic planning and budgeting processes with assessment and evaluation activities, quality-enhancement planning, and the monitoring of institutional effectiveness."

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges:

SACS Core Requirement 2.5: The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that (1) incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes; (2) result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and (3) demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission. (Institutional Effectiveness)

Comprehensive Standard 3.3 Institutional Effectiveness
3.3.1 The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas: (Institutional Effectiveness)
3.3.1.1 educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
3.3.1.2 administrative support services
3.3.1.3 educational support services
3.3.1.4 research within its educational mission, if appropriate
3.3.1.5 community/public service within its educational mission, if appropriate

Related Concepts: Evidence-based decision making, culture of evidence, accountability, continuous improvement, quality assurance, quality enhancement, resource allocation in order of priority, linking planning and budget activities.                                  

Quality and Institutional Effectiveness Committee Members 


CHAIR         Martha Walker 


HS PT


Mona Danner
Jim Duffy
Janet Katz
Terri Mathews
Ginny O'Herron
Rick Patterson
Worth Pickering
Stacie Raymer

Kim Sibson
Doug Ziegenfuss


Arts & Letters - Sociology
Budget Office
Arts & Letters - Associate Dean
Science - Associate Dean
Library Administration
Distance Learning
Institutional Research & Assessment
Education - Early Child, Speech Path. & Special Eduation, Faculty Senate
Engineering Asynchronous CD-Rom Programs Manager
Accounting Department


TASK FORCE REP     Marty Sharpe


Institutional Research & Assessment