Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Assessment - coordinating all institutional assessment activities and promoting the use of assessment results to inform decisions relating to institutional effectiveness and efficiency.

With advice from the Institutional Assessment Advisory Committee, we develop and implement an annual work plan targeting specific areas for assessment. The results of those assessment efforts are used by the respective areas to improve effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services. An annual report disseminated to the campus community summarizes the results of those efforts.

Institutional Assessment Committee

The Institutional Assessment Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing the consolidated Institutional Assessment Plan and Report each year and for providing the Director of the Office of Research and Planning with advice on all assessment-related activities to ensure that assessment results meet internal needs and external requirements.

The Elizabethtown College Institutional Assessment Advisory Committee as of May 18, 2011 is:

  • Fletcher McClellan (the Dean of Faculty)
  • Marianne Calenda (the Dean of Students)
  • David Hosler (Board of Trustees Representative)
  • Conrad Kanagy (Faculty Representative)
  • Susi Mapp (Faculty Representative)
  • Susan Traverso (the Provost)
  • Rick Basom (Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Research) and
  • an external assessment expert (To Be Determined)

Institutional Research

The mission of our unit is to support institutional decision-making by compiling and disseminating useful, timely, and accurate information and analysis to the College decision-makers, the College community and external stakeholders.

For our constituents within the College, we provide a variety of products and services. We produce the annual Elizabethtown College Fact Book (on-campus only) which provides institutional data and facts revealing College characteristics and trends. In addition, we maintain a number of dashboard indicators which track institutional effectiveness and efficiency on an ongoing basis. We also respond to numerous data requests by management, departments and committees in support of their decision-making to increase student learning, enhance the College experience and boost efficiencies.

We value feedback that can improve the usefulness of all of our products and services. Please let us know how we are doing.

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