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Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Skidmore College

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.  

Skidmore's Institutional Effectiveness Plan (pdf)

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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.

Annual Administrative Office Assessment Template

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.

Academic Affairs
Academic Advising
Academic Departments/Programs
Center for Leadership in Teaching and Learning
First‐Year Experience
Institutional Research
Off‐campus Study & Exchanges
Opportunity Program
Sponsored Research
Admissions and Financial Aid
Communications and Marketing
Finance and Administration
Campus Safety
Dining Services
Financial Services
Human Resources
Information Technology
Student Affairs 
Campus Life and Engagement
Career Development Center
Health and Wellness
Residential Life
Student Academic Services
Student Success
Title IX-Deputy Coordinator