Institutional Effectiveness

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness strives to facilitate a process by which College stakeholders make data-driven decisions, thoughtfully and systematically improve programs and services, and intentionally evaluate the College’s ability to effectively and efficiently provide high quality educational opportunities to students.

The College’s courses and programs are meant to be available for all students in a positive learning environment. Administrators and faculty seek to set and maintain standards that support the highest possible levels of performance. To these ends, the staff of the Institutional Effectiveness/Institutional Research office is dedicated to operating in the most efficient manner possible and providing prompt and courteous service to both internal and external users.

Departmental Goals:

  1. Internal and external stakeholders will remain accurately informed about important college data trends and progress with relevant initiatives in a timely and consistent manner.
  2. The IE office will work effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators to maintain an institutional effectiveness process that produces trustworthy, reliable data for decision-making at the program, unit, and college-level.
  3. DSLCC will remain in good standing with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  4. The IE office will support plans to identify, implement, and evaluate creative solutions and ideas to advance the College mission