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Office of Planning, Research, & Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness = Planning and Research
Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is an integral part of PCC’s quest for continuous improvement of programs, services and administrative functions.
The college’s institutional effectiveness process is an on-going, college-wide process of planning, research, and outcomes assessment for the purpose of documenting the college is achieving its mission and continuously improving its programs and services.

Pamlico Community College outpaced all of its sister institution in the North Carolina Community College System in their recently released report indicating success of meeting specific performance goals. The chart below reveals PCC’s ranking in comparison to state averages.

Click here to view the state’s 2013 Performance Measures Report

Click here to view the state’s 2014 Performance Measures Report

Accreditation

The Office of Planning, Research, and Effectiveness monitors institutional compliance with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Criteria. PCC was reaffirmed in 2002 and will go through the reaffirmation process in 2012-2013.

PCC Substantive Change Procedures

Planning
The Office of Planning, Research, and Effectiveness guides the annual planning process for the college. Planning improves the efficiency at which the college functions, avoids conflicting goals among college offices and helps individuals make better-informed decisions about allocation of resources and the future of the college. Planning also helps the college meet accountability mandates set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on Colleges.

College Wide Goals Division Objectives 2014-2017

Goals & Objectives 2012-2013

Goals & Objectives – 2009-2011

Research
Research is conducted within the college in order to provide information which supports planning, policy formation and decision making.

Outcome Assessment
Assessment of outcomes is a college-wide process of identifying expected outcomes, assessing the achievement of these outcomes, and providing evidence of improvement based on the analysis of results in each of the following areas: academic programs (to include student learning outcomes), administrative support services, and educational support services.

Assessment Resources – Faculty
9 Principles for Assessing Student Learning
Writing Student Learning Outcomes
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Student Learning Outcomes 101 – University of Rhode Island
Improving Assessment Reports – Examples
Fall 2011 Professional Development – “Assessing Academic Programs”
Sample – Rubric Template

Web Resource
NCSU – Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcome Assessment

Assessment Resources – Staff.

Fall 2011 Professional Development – Assessing Administrative/Educational Support Services
Instructions – Assessment Summary Form
Blank – Assessment Summary Form

Surveys
Surveys are conducted throughout the year to assess how the college is performing in regards to services and programs offered. Input is also collected on new topics as they relate to students, businesses, the community, faculty, and staff.

Click here for the 2013 Survey Distribution Calendar

Reports
2008 NCCCS Fact Book
2011 NCCCS Critical Success Factors

Master Facilities Plan

Click here to view the Master Facilities Plan.

Staff
Brandi McCullough
Director of Planning, Research, and Effectiveness/SACS Liaison
252-249-1851 × 3010