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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 and student learning outcomes to demonstrate progress toward the achievement of the WCJC mission.  As such, the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness works to promote an institution-wide culture of continuous quality improvement through the systematic review of institutional, instructional, operational, and student learning outcomes.

Compliance with SACSCOC

The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness monitors and helps maintain compliance with all SACSCOC standards related to Institutional Effectiveness and Student Achievement.

SACSCOC Section 7: Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

  1. The institution engages in ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that (a) focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and (b) incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with its mission.
  2. The institution has a QEP that (a) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation process; (b) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and (e) includes a plan to assess achievement.
  3. The institution identifies expected outcomes of its administrative support services and demonstrates the extent to which the outcomes are achieved.

SACSCOC Section 8: Student Achievement

  1. The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution's mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered.  The institution uses multiple measures to document student success.
  2. The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the results in the areas below:
    1. Student learning outcomes for each of its educational programs.
    2. Student learning outcomes for collegiate-level general education competencies of its undergraduate degree programs.
    3. Academic and student services that support student success.


For additional information related to Institutional Effectiveness, please contact:

Dr. Amanda Allen

Vice President of Strategy, Enrollment Mgmt, and Technology

979.532.6468; allena@wcjc.edu

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