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Institutional Effectiveness



The mission of Institutional Effectiveness is to provide research, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations for institutional decision making and evaluation. To develop systems and provide training, support, evidence-based reports for the college's internal and external constituencies. To align and integrate evaluation methods at all levels of the institution.


The vision of Institutional Effectiveness is to establish an institutional culture of evidence-based decision making at all internal levels and for external constituencies of the college and provide integrated systems to support this effort.

Core Functions

  • Strategic Planning - Align operational and annual planning with the strategic plan. Provide documentation of changes, process maps, and support to enable the college to achieve the goals of the strategic plan.
  • Accreditation - To reduce resources required by the institution to be in compliance. Reducing this burden will enable the institution to focus more on the five core objectives under each core theme. Align accreditation to strategic planning, program assessment and improvement (PA&I), operational planning, and course, program, and learning outcomes assessment.
  • Institutional Research - Provide systems, methodology, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data with transparent access to theoretical constructs, operational definitions, limitations, reliability, validity, and assumptions. Systematize accreditation, state and federal compliance reporting, and grants compliance reporting. The goals of IR are geared toward summative evaluation and decision making based on resources, capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Institutional Assessment - Support a culture of ongoing learning outcomes assessment at the college, program, and course levels. Work with the Learning Outcomes Committee to develop assessment systems. The goal of institutional assessment is to organize the evaluation of student learning.

Contact Us

Christopher Johnson
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: 253-288-3322

Barbara Johnson
Research and Analytics Associate
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2568

Patricia  Chakravarty
Institutional Research Coordinator
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2571

Jim Mascenik
Director of Assessment, Evaluation, & Analysis
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2570

Kimberly Wilson
Executive Assistant, Vice President of Instruction & Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: 253-833-9111 ext. 2671