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?
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)
22.214.171.124 educational programs, to include student learning outcomes
126.96.36.199 administrative support services
188.8.131.52 educational support services
184.108.40.206 research within its educational mission, if appropriate
220.127.116.11 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.