Institutional Effectiveness Dashboard

Institutional effectiveness is a process that involves the entire institution in the assessment of the College's performance on key indicators, called Institutional Effectiveness Measures (IEMs). These measures align with the mission and vision of Harper College as well as the needs and expectations of the College's internal and external stakeholders. Harper’s IEMs include five student success measures and five institutional success measures. Each of these measures contains two or more indicators. In FY2012, constituents from across the College joined in a campus conversation to recommend long-term IEM targets, to be achieved in 2016. In order to select recommended targets for the IEMs, historical and comparison data were examined. Current institutional priorities and initiatives also guided the development of these targets. Recommended targets were set using a framework that included three categories.

  • Expected: If we continue on our current path, this target represents the expected outcome.
  • Improvement: A challenging, yet attainable target that can be achieved through increased effort.
  • Stretch: A target achieved only if the measure is prioritized and institutional focus is place on dramatic improvement.

Long-term targets have been set for each of the 27 indicators and progress toward the targets are displayed in the following dashboard. Progress on the IEM targets is identified as:

  • In Progress - Needs Attention: This status indicates that based on current and trend data additional attention and effort is needed if the target is to be achieved by 2016.
  • In Progress - On Target: This status indicates that based on current and trend data it is projected that the 2016 target will be met.
  • Target Achieved: This status will not be selected until 2016 data is available.

Actual data can be obtained by clicking on the desired indicator.

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