institutional effectiveness Plan
The Skidmore College Institutional Effectiveness Plan is designed to outline college-wide processes and expectations. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the IPPC Sub-Committee on Institutional Effectiveness revised the former Assessment plan to include all divisions of the College, in addition to academic departments and programs. The plan was also updated to collect current assessment practices that are routinely employed and reflects the current organizational assessment structure. Finally, the plan demonstrates alignment with the College mission, strategic plan and Goals for Student Learning and Development.
Assessment in Administrative Offices
Every area within the College is expected to be engaged in assessment to support continuous improvement. We strive to nurture creative thought. In addition, we recognize that different divisional priorities require different timelines and assessment approaches. As such, divisions have the flexibility to determine projects that are specific to their operations and are expected to document progress on an annual basis.
- October 1 — Offices submit an overview of the assessment projects planned for the academic year to the SIE.
- July 1 — Offices submit summary of assessment projects that occurred in the previous academic year.
- September 30 — The IES publishes an annual report from previous academic year.
Offices Engaging with Assessment
In consultation with the Vice Presidents, members of the Subcommittee on Institutional Effectiveness have designated the following offices as being expected to engage in assessment.
|Center for Leadership in Teaching and Learning|
|Off‐campus Study & Exchanges|
|Admissions and Financial Aid|
|Communications and Marketing|
|Finance and Administration|
|Campus Life and Engagement|
|Career Development Center|
|Health and Wellness|
|Student Academic Services|
|Title IX-Deputy Coordinator|