Wallace Community College seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents.
The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Office directs and coordinates ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide, research-based planning of the College. The Office ensures that the strategic and operational planning processes incorporate a systematic review of the institutional mission, goals, and outcomes, resulting in continuous improvement in institutional quality and demonstrates that the College is effectively accomplishing its mission.
The IE Office provides the information and data expertise to assist units at all levels in measuring and improving student learning and outcomes; facilitate continuous improvement in all areas; and accumulate, generate, communicate and disseminate institutional information to support assessment of student learning.
The IE Office exists to help decision-makers make more informed decisions. Through the collection, interpretation, analysis, use, and dissemination of institutional data, we can facilitate the College’s ability to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of the initiatives so that decisions truly enable the best opportunities for our students.
This focus on continuous improvement of quality and effectiveness is also underlined by the fact that institutional planning and effectiveness is one of the fourteen sections of the principles of accreditation. The respective sections read as follows:
Institutional Effectiveness – Section 7.1: “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”.
Student Achievement — Section 8.1: “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.
Mandy Sessions, Director
Office: (334) 556-2235
Melody Wicker, Assistant to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment Coordinator
Office: (334) 556-2366