The Office of Institutional Effectiveness serves Regent University's administration, faculty, staff and students to increase student learning. As a part of its function, the office assists in systematically planning the University's future, managing its resources, and assessing its performance. The office coordinates the reporting of enrollment, student characteristics, and other data to state, federal, and private agencies. Analytical guidance is also provided to the President and Vice Presidents, deans and other University officials to support program planning.
The office has been instrumental in the quality improvement of department and unit assessments, particularly over the last several years. IE provides ongoing professional development opportunities so teams are equipped to write meaningful goals and measurements that align with university initiatives.
To begin this process please take a look at the Regent University Reaching Boldly Strategic Plan . You will need to be familiar with Regent's goals as we position to grow in the future. The chair of your academic program will work closely with you to identify yearly assessment goals using this matrix . At the end of the fiscal year, your program chair completes the matrix column, "use of results" and submits the document to Dr. James Downey, Director of Institutional Effectiveness. In addition, a one-page summary (view example ) is written about what actions will be taken as a result of findings.
For More Information:
Program Assessment Workshop - April 2009
Institutional Effectiveness Cycle - March 2009
Preliminary Checklist for Administrative Unit Assessment - April 2009