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Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness


Institutional Effectiveness is a measure of the degree to which the college is effective in achieving its stated vision and mission. It is an ongoing process of planning, assessing, learning, and improving that is applied to all courses, programs, departments, and support services of the college. Institutional effectiveness underscores WSC's effort to provide a larger framework for improvement and performance. Transparency, open communication, goal setting, measurement, and improvement create feedback loops that avoid duplication, resulting in a wiser use of resources, and bring WSC closer to its mission and goals.

The HLC's Criteria for Accreditation are the principal drivers of WSC's Institutional Effectiveness. The Higher Learning Commission's pathways for accreditation employ quality improvement models for institutions to maintain their regional accreditation. By sharing performance results and improvements, WSC provides the Higher Learning Commission the evidence it needs to make a public quality assurance judgment while supporting and assisting WSC in its efforts to excel.


Planning Documents
WSC planning documents consist of both system and college planning documents.
Results Documents
WSC documents institutional effectiveness to a broad group of stakeholders through results obtained through assessment data. WSC uses assessment data to understand student areas needing improvement. Baseline and trend data can then be used to identify issues, causes of issues, and inform to both establish benchmarks and measure progress toward benchmarks.
Semester Profiles
Semester profiles communicate WSC enrollment statistics from NDUS official 4th-week enrollment numbers.
Additional information can be found by searching the NDUS Resource Library which includes documents searchable by title, subject, and date. If you need assistance, please contact the NDUS Office at 701.328.2960.

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