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Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning

The Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (OIEP) provides leadership and guidance in support of evidence-based accreditationassessment and planning at the College of Charleston.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commision on Colleges (SACSCOC) defines Institutional Effectiveness as:

2.5 The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that (1) incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes; (2) result in continuing improvement in institutional quality; and (3) demonstrate the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission. (Institutional Effectiveness)

3.3.1 The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas: (Institutional Effectiveness)

3.3.1.1 educational programs, to include student learning outcomes

3.3.1.2 administrative support services

3.3.1.3 academic and student support services 

3.3.1.4 research within its mission, if appropriate

3.3.1.5 community/public service within its mission, if appropriate

The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, ed. College Delegate Assembly (Decatur: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 2012 edition) 18, 27