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Institutional Effectiveness


Continual planning and assessment processes are critical to maintaining and improving upon the institutional effectiveness of Wharton County Junior College (WCJC).  Moreover, the institution uses data to monitor institutional outcomes and demonstrate progress toward the achievement of the WCJC mission.  As such, the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) works to promote an institution-wide culture of continuous quality improvement through the systematic review of institutional and unit-driven goals and outcomes.

The Purpose of Planning

The purpose of planning at WCJC is focused on ensuring that all administrative units are operating in a manner that is both efficient and effective.  Efficiency of a unit is focused on ensuring that the resources allocated to a division are being optimized, while efficacy refers to refers to a unit’s ability to achieve desired outcomes and results.  By engaging in continuous planning practices, WCJC units are able to readily identify areas of strength and weakness within their organization, modify their operational practices based on practical results, and improve upon desired outcomes.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides support for comprehensive planning processes across all units of the institution.  This process has been designed to ensure that all divisions systematically review their unit-specific mission, goals, and outcomes on a continual basis while aligning those goals and outcomes to the overarching institutional mission and strategic plan.  Through this alignment, the institutional strategic plan can be made more robust through the inclusion of outcomes and strategies that are implemented within individual units.  Moreover, this method of cross-referencing the institutional mission and goals within each of the division plans helps to monitor and confirm the inclusivity of the overarching WCJC Mission and Strategic Plan.


For additional information related to Institutional Effectiveness, please contact:

Dr. Amanda Allen                                                                                                                                                  Vice President of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness                                                              979.532.6468; allena@wcjc.edu

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