4.19 – Institutional Effectiveness Committee

POLICY:  It is the policy of Spoon River College that the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) provides a forum for college representatives to participate in the coordination and evaluation of data to determine institutional effectiveness based upon the criteria and critical success factors listed below.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College employees.


  1. Criteria for Evaluating Institutional Effectiveness:
    1. Mission and Integrity
    2. Preparing for the Future
    3. Student Learning and Effective Teaching
    4. Acquisition, Discovery, & Application of Knowledge
    5. Engagement and Service
    6. Distance Education
  2. Critical Success Factors:
    1. Accessible, Comprehensive Programs of High Quality
    2. Student Satisfaction and Retention
    3. Post Education Satisfaction and Success
    4. Economic Development and Community Involvement
    5. Sound, Effective Resources Management
    6. Dynamic Organizational Development
  3. Composition of the Committee:
    1. The IEC is chaired by presidential appointment.
    2. The IEC consists of the following components:
      1. The following voted positions serving a two academic year term:
        • One faculty representative;
        • One classified representative;
        • Professional Support member(s) are represented by the Standing Committee Members;
        • Student representative(s) assigned on an ad-hoc basis;
      2. The following standing members (or designee):
        • Vice President, Educational and Student Services
        • Dean of Student Services
        • Dean of Career and Workforce Education
        • Chief Fiscal Officer
        • Director of Human Resources
        • Chief Information Officer
        • Director, Adult Education Programs
        • Director, Community Outreach
        • Coordinator of Institutional Research
        • Assessment Committee Chair
        • Chief Operations and Safety Officer
      3. Resource experts (ad hoc): Representatives will consist of, but not be limited to, individuals from Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Facilities Academic Support as deemed necessary by the committee chair.
  4. Responsibilities of the Committee: The specific responsibilities of the IEC are as follows:
    1. Meet on a quarterly basis (or more often as deemed by the IEC chair).
    2. Use existing institutional data and additional evidence to inform its work.
    3. Make recommendations, based upon evaluation of data, for the development and/or revision of college policies and procedures, programs, or other initiatives that support the College’s mission and vision and the critical success factors indicated above.
    4. Forward IEC educational program and curriculum recommendations to appropriate governance committee.
    5. Lead and coordinate accreditation activities and reporting to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
    6. Lead and coordinate recognition activities and report to the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).
    7. Forward IEC strategic plan recommendations to the College’s strategic planning team and assist in recording and tracking progress within the College’s strategic plan.
    8. Provide college-wide forums for the discussion of college outcomes and achievements.
    9. Subcommittees and/or ad hoc committees may be created and charged with specific duties and responsibilities as determined and defined by the IEC.