Institutional Effectiveness

The PRIE Office compiles institutional outcome metrics, supports SLO assessment, and facilitates the participatory decision-making process.

Institutional Effectiveness is a way of expressing the degree to which the college is successful at achieving its purposes and goals. Maintaining institutional effectiveness relies on continuously evaluating the results of our work and using that information to make changes where improvement is possible. The PRIE Office supports participatory decision-making processes by administering the Communication and Governance survey, posting committee minutes, and processing appointments to committees. The PRIE Dean is the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the college and PRIE staff produce data for various accreditation reports and assist with the collection of evidence for the accreditation Self Study.

  • Accreditation

    SCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). Institutional accreditation is public certification that institutions meet defined standards of quality and responsibility.

  • College-Set Standards

    SCC sets aspirational goals for the CCCCO Institutional Effectiveness indicators. The college also has college-set standards, which are long-term thresholds that show the minimal expectations for the college required by ACCJC.

  • Grant-Writing Support

    The PRIE Office processes paperwork for external grants that are applied for by individuals or groups in support of college projects or initiatives at SCC.

  • Institutional Effectiveness Reports

    The Institutional Effectiveness reports provide a summary of key data for the college in areas such as student achievement, enrollment, equity, and success.

  • Participatory Decision-Making

    Participatory Decision-Making is a continuous process that provides the opportunity for all individuals on campus who are affected by a decision to have their suggestions and ideas represented.

  • Program Review

    Program Review is the process of evaluating the effectiveness of department or division level programs and activities including accomplishment of objectives, measures of merit, and learning outcomes.

  • SCC Reports to ACCJC

    In addition to the above-mentioned Accreditation reports, SCC also files additional reports with the ACCJC on an ongoing basis. These include Annual Reports, Substantive Change Reports, and other filings.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Student Learning Outcomes are statements of the main skills and abilities gained by successful students as they complete courses and programs.