Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness furthers the College’s mission and strategic goals by providing timely and actionable information to facilitate data-informed decision-making and support continuous improvement. We support the campus community and executive leadership team with data analysis, research, assessment, and planning by developing reporting tools and systems, and responding to data requests. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports:  

  • Accreditation: Lead Accreditation Steering Committee and serve as the institution’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Lead college in developing self-studies, monitoring progress of Indicators of Achievement, and monitoring progress on recommendations. For more information, please see the Accreditation webpage.  

  • Research: Develop research tools and data dashboards and respond to data requests to provide on-going research and data analysis to support operations, planning and assessment. Design and administer student, employee and community surveys as part of needs assessment.   

  • Planning: Collaborate on college and district wide planning including operational and strategic plans. Help align institutional priorities and provide data-informed recommendations to leadership.  

  • Assessment: Ensure robust and ongoing assessment of instruction, student services, and operations focusing on continuous improvement. Document assessment and outcomes. 

  • Grant Development & Monitoring: Provide guidance and support for grant development, including aligning grant efforts with strategic goals and priorities. Collaborate on monitoring and assessment of grants.  

  • Human Subjects Review: Review Human Subjects applications.  

For research / data requests and support, please email Jenni Branstad, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, at