Institutional Effectiveness is a best practice continuous improvement process of setting goals and outcomes, assessing and reporting progress, and using reported data for improvement. At the unit level, it is a process designed to determine the extent to which a unit is meeting its mission or achieving its intended effect or impact. At the University level, it is a process designed to determine the extent to which the University is meeting its mission.
Manuals and Guides
The Institutional Effectiveness Manual describes the Institutional Effectiveness Process at UNC Asheville as required by the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Provost, and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. These requirements represent the minimum for a unit to be in compliance. Any unit may do more than required if they so choose, but these guidelines have been selected with the intention of creating a system that is flexible, responsive to our community and culture, inclusive in nature, and which ensures our university adheres to the spirit of Institutional Effectiveness rather than just the “law”.
UNC Asheville uses TracDat, an online assessment management system. The TracDat User Guide and its supplement, Editing Assessment Plans in TracDat, provide step by step guidelines and screenshots for navagating, creating outcomes and assessment methods, entering results and action plans, managing personnel, running reports and managing documents in TracDat. For TracDat assistance and/or training, please contact Jessica Dunsmore, Director of Institutional Effectiveness