Strategic Planning

Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning:

A Framework for Continuous Improvement

This site provides information pertaining to the processes used by Alamance Community College (ACC) to monitor its institutional effectiveness (IE) as well as develop and implement its strategic plan.  The primary purpose of these processes is to provide multiple mechanisms through which the College can analyze its key performance indicators in order to ensure that ACC continues to meet its mission.

Fundamentally, the process defines 1) where the College is today, 2) where it needs to be in the future, and 3) on what initiatives it needs to focus to get there.

institutional effectiveness model

Adapted from: A Practitioner’s Handbook for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Outcomes Assessment Implementation by James O. Nichols, Third Edition, 1995, Agathon Press, New York.

The primary objective of assessment at Alamance Community College is to improve the institution’s programs and services.  ACC has developed institution-wide processes that are ongoing, systematic, integrated, and data driven.

The College utilizes its Institutional Effectiveness/Strategic Planning Committee to guide this work. The membership of the committee is as follows:

Dr. Jessica Harrell, Chair, Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Dr. Algie Gatewood, President
Scott Queen, Executive Vice President
Dr. Carol Disque, Vice President of Student Success
Cathy Johnson, Vice President of Instruction
Gary Saunders, Vice President of Workforce Development
Sonya McCook, Dean of Business, Arts and Sciences Division
Paul Carr, Faculty, Natural Sciences
Rodney Ellis, Faculty, Criminal Justice Technology
Perry Hardison, Faculty, Humanities and Fine Arts
Otha Hawkins, Faculty, Business Administration
Cyra Kussman, Faculty, Nursing
Justin Snyder, Dean of Industrial Technologies Division
Julie Trotter, Faculty, English
Todd Wanless, Faculty, Culinary Arts
Dr. Clara Vega, Department Head/Faculty, Humanities and Fine Arts
Claire Ricci, Director, Academic and Career Readiness
Dr. Dick Fisher, Trustee Representative

Strategic Plan (2017 – 2020)

Currently Under Development

Strategic Plan (2014 – 2016)

Key Deliverables

Focus Groups

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (S.W.O.T.) Analyses