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2003-2004 Institutional Effectiveness Plans

Academic Affairs

Account Number2-60005


Related College Strategic Goal & Objective

Objective (Please number each objective and provide a detailed description)

Measurable Outcome Directly Related to the Objective

Expected Cost (Budget: Adequate or Increase $______)

Steps for Assessing Outcomes for each Objective

Goal I, Obj. 4

1. Academic Affairs will organize and implement an Academic Audit team to improve instructional effectiveness

1. Implementation of Academic Audit pilot in cooperation with other TBR institutions


1.        Attend Academic Audit Orientation – 10/31/03

2.        VSCC audit team identified – 11/30

3.        Team training completed – 3/15/04

4.        Pilot audits identified – 3/15/04

5.        Pilot audits conducted – 5/1/04

6.        Review effectiveness of Academic Audit Process – 6/30/04

Goal I,  Obj. 4

1. Academic Affairs will organize a special core knowledge improvement team to focus specifically upon General Education assessment improvement on the TBR Report Card

1.        Develop the framework to monitor results of core knowledge test results

2.        Develop interdisciplinary team to link new General Education curriculum to the core knowledge assessment instrument

3.        Identify gaps in the curriculum and/or assessment instrument

4.        Alter course content and/or instrument to achieve improved results


1.        Identify team members and provide one course release for faculty representatives

2.        Review most recent test results

3.        Assure implementation of new General Education outcomes in all designated General Education courses through review of course manuals

4.        Identify gaps

5.        Identify strategy to fill gaps















Goal IV, Obj. 2

1.  Restructure the current in-service activities to provide a more  comprehensive professional development program for all employees


1.        Restructure in-service into activities other than a comprehensive fall in-service just prior to the beginning of fall registration

2.        Provide comprehensive inventory of activities, services and resources available to provide professional development

3.        Increase in the number of employees provided professional development experiences

No impact

1.        Coordinate Professional Development in-service activities with development of 2004-2005 academic calendar

2.        Inventory all offices who provide professional development services

3.        Compile comprehensive inventory of Professional Development services and publish said inventory

4.        Pilot campus-wide Professional Development activity for Spring 2004

5.        Establish Professional Development calendar for 2004-2005


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