Institutional Effectiveness

The primary role and responsibility of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to collect, analyze, and interpret institutional data on students, faculty, educational programs, and administrative and support services so as to provide accurate information to support planning and decision making activities within the educational institution. These duties and functions are in alignment with the Association for Institutional Research. You can reference this document by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to support KCKCC’s mission, vision and strategic goals by collecting, analyzing and disseminating information to key stakeholders. Institutional Effectiveness lays the ground work for a culture of data informed decisions through the use of data and analytics. The office supports accreditation activities, strategic planning, federal and state reporting requirements and a cycle of continuous quality improvement processes. The office also provides leadership and expertise to administrators, faculty and staff regarding data collection strategies, statistical analysis and non-biased interpretation of research findings.


The overarching vision is to empower KCKCC community including the cabinet, president and all KCKCC employees to have access to accurate data, reports and data visualizations.

To achieve the overarching vision, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness does the following -

  • Collaborates with individual departments and divisions to collect and/or provide data in support of the KCKCC’s strategic goals,
  • Shares data expertise, creates data awareness and transparency initiatives,
  • Increase Faculty and Staff’s knowledge and awareness about the importance of Higher Learning Commision (HLC), Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) or all other mandatory and compliance reporting, data interpretations and provide guidance to help KCKCC collect clean and precise data and outcomes,
  • Collaborate with Academic divisions and administration to improve measures of Student Success and Academic Assessment,
  • Provide data / information of various facets
    • Trends in Education
    • KCKCC and comparable community college profiles
    • Wyandotte & Leavenworth County Profiles
    • Student Outcomes & Assessment
    • Auditing of student metrics offered at KCKCC
    • Student Demographics
    • Credit hours data
    • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • KCKCC Finances/Budget KPIs
    • Diversity profile (student, faculty, staff ratios)
    • Employee Directory
    • Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) Benchmarks
    • Data Feedback Reports (DFR)
    • Western Interstate Commision for Higher Education (WICHE) Data
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness uses nationally-normed instruments (CCSSE, Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction, and Organizational Climate Survey) for student and employee satisfaction, for Benchmarking and continuous improvement.

Model of Institutional Effectiveness

Following are some of the major areas for the Institutional Effectiveness:

  • Strategic planning
    • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for each strategic direction
    • Monitor progress towards goals
    • Continuous feedback to identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement
  • Key Performance Indicators
    • KBOR Performance Agreement
    • KCKCC Key Performance Indicators 
  • Grants
    • Assist with developing measurable outcomes
    • Develop methodologically sound evaluation plans
    • Identify reputable third-party evaluators when appropriate
    • Provide data from Ellucian in support of grant and evaluation activities
  • Student Academic Assessment
    • Support Assessment Committee
    • Revise/Develop User-friendly and actionable reports from Blackboard
    • Deep dive into assessment data by linking Blackboard data to student data in Ellucian
  • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Activities
    • Strategic Planning
    • Student / Academic Assessment
    • Provide supporting data
  • Internal Review Board (IRB)
    • Serve as a resource to the IRB
    • Evaluate proposals based on sound research practices
    • Provide data to support approved research projects
    • Maintain a schedule of all internal and external research activities
  • Institutional Research
    • Federal & State Reporting
    • Ad-Hoc Reports
    • Gainful Employment
    • Enrollment Trends
    • Student Satisfaction Surveys
    • Data Integrity
    • Performance Agreement
    • Program Review
    • College Board Data
    • Data for Publications (Ingram’s, KC Business Journal, etc.)
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