Institutional Effectiveness | Mercy College

Institutional Effectiveness

​Mercy College defines institutional effectiveness as the systematic and ongoing process of collecting, analyzing and acting on data and information relating to the goals and outcomes developed to support the College’s mission and vision. Institutional effectiveness is oriented toward measuring results and using these results to aid in decision-making and improving programs and services of the College that support student learning.  It is the ability of an institution to meet its mission.

Institutional Effectiveness at Mercy College focuses on answering the following four questions:

  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES:  How systematic strategic planning, driven by a comprehensive assessment process, supports teaching and learning.
  2. INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT (DIG):  How well are the departments/divisions doing their jobs in order to arrive at where they want to be or who they wish to become?
  3. INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT (EVIDENCE): How can the College improve what it is doing?  Evidence is needed that demonstrates that programs and services have been improved.
  4. STRATEGIC PLAN: Where does the College (departments/divisions) want to go, what does it want to become and how will it get there?

Institutional Effectiveness is a college wide effort aimed at ensuring that we are what we claim to be and are gaging the relative quality of our education and other services through such assessments as accreditation, program review, functional reviews and required government data submissions.

The Institutional Effectiveness link will act as a WEB BINDER containing all of the necessary documents to assist you in completing Department/Division/Committee required Assessment Reports.  This page is to be a resource with definitions, reports, IE Committee updates, and IE Workshop information. Please note that this page is still a work in progress!

If you read through the material on this page and still have questions, or would like for myself or someone from the IE Committee to attend your Department/Division/Committee meeting to assist you in completing the reports, please email me, and we would be more than happy to accommodate you: heather.hoppe@mercycollege.edu. Heather M. Hoppe, Director of Institutional Research and Registrar, Chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Definitions (PDF) Institutional Effectiveness Plan 2014-2015 (PDF) DIG (Department/Division Institutional Goals) Report Instructions (PDF) DIG (Department/Division Institutional Goals) Report Template (Download) DIG (Department/Division Institutional Goals) Evidence Page Template (Download) CARs (Committee Annual Reports) Template (Download) Institutional Effectiveness PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)