Institutional effectiveness at Hudson Valley Community College encompasses the development and enhancement of a culture of assessment to ensure informed decision-making and resource allocation that will support continuous improvement at all levels of the institution. It is defined as:
- A continuous process of planning, outcomes assessment, and resource allocation to determine how well the college is achieving its mission and goals;
- A demonstration of continuous improvement in student learning, educational programs, and administrative and educational support services;
- Accountability to the students, to employers, accrediting agencies, government entities, and our funding sources.
To assist in the assessment of institutional effectiveness, the college has in place an Institutional Effectiveness Plan (select "Plans and Reports" from the menu on the left). The plan describes the assessment and planning processes in place at the college and outlines how they are integrated with a set of institutional effectiveness core indicators and reports from the committees charged with oversight of the college's three major planning documents - Strategic Directions and Priorities, Strategic Enrollment Plan and Strategic Technology Plan - to produce an annual Institutional Effectiveness Report.
These Web pages are designed to be a centralized location of assessment and institutional effectiveness information and resources. They contain links to Institutional Effectiveness Reports, department/unit Assessment and Unit Plans and Reports, Core Indicators of Institutional Effectiveness and General Education Assessment Reports. There are also links to State of the College Reports and the college's strategic planning documents, as well as a link to the Office of Planning and Research. In addition, there are links to useful resources such as various how to articles, workshop presentations, information on completing Assessment Plan and Unit Plan Reports, college survey results and other information on assessment and institutional effectiveness.
For further information, contact Dr. Michael Green, Executive to the President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (518) 629-4554.