Institutional effectiveness shows the college how closely it is adhering to its mission and other institutional goals. The institutional effectiveness process at RCC is based on the college’s ongoing effort toward continuous improvement, achieved through data-driven planning and assessment. In addition, the results of the assessments are used throughout the college to make decisions that will improve educational programs, academic and student support services, administrative support services, and community public service.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness coordinates the functions of institutional research, assessment, and planning.
Our goals are:
- Assist the Rappahannock Community College community in engaging in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes.
- Facilitate a systematic review of programs and services that results in continuous improvement and demonstrates that RCC is effectively accomplishing its mission.
- Assist faculty and staff in identifying expected outcomes for educational programs, academic and student support services, administrative support services, and community public service.
- Assist faculty and staff in assessing the achievement of those outcomes and providing evidence of improvement based on those outcomes.
The institutional effectiveness activities of the college are supported by the President’s Planning and Effectiveness Council (PPEC) and the Student Success Council which is a part of the governance structure of the college.