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3.3.1 Institutional Effectiveness

The institution identifies expected outcomes for its educational programs and its administrative and educational support services; assesses whether it achieves those outcomes; and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of those results.

   
Judgment of Compliance
 
Compliance
   
Narrative/Justification for Judgment of Compliance
 

Each of Hillsborough Community College's academic (e.g. Respiratory Care), academic support (e.g. Student Services), and administrative (e.g. HCC Foundation) units is required to identify expected outcomes and criteria of success for every unit objective; a means of assessing those outcomes; results of the assessments; and documentation of how assessment results have been (or will be) used for unit improvement.  These elements are required components of an online Planning System* employed by HCC as an integral part of the College's Biennial Planning Process (p. 3, paragraph 5).

Management reports within HCC's Planning System isolate these elements, providing a statistical summary of the College’s progress toward achievement of unit objectives (HCC Strategic Plan Overview, p. 2).  Please also refer to Core Requirement 2.5 on Institutional Effectiveness.

   
Supporting Documentation
 

Comprehensive Standards

3.1.1 Institutional Mission
3.2.1 Selection of CEO
3.2.2 Legal Authority & Operating Control
3.2.3 Gov. Board: Conflict of Interest
3.2.4 Gov. Board: Undue Influence
3.2.5 Gov. Board: Dimissal
3.2.6 Gov. Board: Distinction of Duties
3.2.7 Organizational Structure
3.2.8 Qualified Administration
3.2.9 Appointment & Employment
3.2.10 Evaluation of Administrators
3.2.11 CEO: Intercollegiate Athletics
3.2.12 CEO: Fund Raising
3.2.13 Foundation
3.2.14 Ownership of Materials
3.3.1 Institutional Effectiveness
3.4.1 Program Approval & Lrng. Outcomes
3.4.2 Continuing Education Programs
3.4.3 Admissions Policies
3.4.4 Policies for Academic Credit
3.4.5 Dissemination of Academic Policies
3.4.6 Practices for Awarding Acad. Credit
3.4.7 Consortial & Contractual Programs
3.4.8 Acad. Credit for Non-Credit Work
3.4.9 Support Services
3.4.10 Definition/ Gen. Ed. Requirements
3.4.11 Security of Student Acad. Records
3.4.12 Faculty Responsibility/ Curriculum
3.4.13 Program Coordination
3.4.14 Use of Academic Technology
3.5.1 Attainment / Gen. Ed. Competencies
3.5.2 Credit Earned at Institution
3.6.1 Advanced Academic Contents
3.6.2 Independent Learning
3.6.3 Credit Earned at Institution
3.7.1 Faculty: Qualifications
3.7.2 Faculty: Evaluation
3.7.3 Faculty: Professional Development
3.7.4 Faculty: Academic Freedom
3.7.5 Faculty: Policies on Responsibility
3.8.1 Library: Facilities and Services
3.8.2 Library: Access
3.8.3 Library: Staff
3.9.1 Student Rights & Responsibilities
3.9.2 Security of Student Affairs Records
3.9.3 Qualified Student Affairs Personnel
3.10.1 Financial Stability
3.10.2 Financial Statements
3.10.3 Financial Aid Audits
3.10.4 Control of Financial Resources
3.10.5 Control of Sponsored Research
3.10.6 Healthy, Safe, Secure Environment
3.10.7 Physical Facilities