Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness


"Institutional effectiveness" refers to how well an institution is achieving its mission and goals. An effective institution is characterized by a clearly defined mission that articulates who it serves, what it aspires to be, and what it values (Middaugh, 2010). Likewise, an effective institution has clear goals that are broadly communicated to its stakeholders, and decision-making is evidence-based and mission focused.

The goal of institutional effectiveness is to provide reliable, useful information to inform decisions and effective planning.  

Guide to Institutional Effectiveness:  2019 - 2020
Utica College's Institutional Effectiveness Rubric

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) is responsible for 

  • reviewing institutional assessment processes, particularly with reference to how assessment results may be used to inform planning and resource allocations;
  • facilitating the process by which operations, units, or persons report progress on institutional initiatives;
  • integrating research, assessment and planning processes;
  • monitoring the Middle States document roadmap and charting progress on recommendations made during the 2018 self-study process.  
The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) reports semi-annually to the College President and, at the President's request, may report to the Board of Trustees. 

Institutional Effectiveness Town Hall Presentation, December 2018
Fall 2018 IEC Report to the College President

Spring 2019 IEC Report to the College President
Fall 2019 IEC Report to the College President
Spring 2020 IEC to the College President


Standing members on the IEC include the Dean for Academic Assessment and the Associate Vice President for IT and Institutional Research.  Seven additional members serve on a 3-year cycle:  4 from the full-time faculty (one representing each school and one representing online offerings); 1 from a co-curricular unit and 1 from Athletics; and 1 member from either advancement/alumni or career services. 

2019 - 2020 IEC Members
Matthew Carr
Ann Damiano, Chair
Deanna Errico
Erin Knight
Carl Lohmann
Halina Lotcyzewski
Wendy Moore
Stephanie Nesbitt
James Scannell

Agendas: 2019 - 2020

August 26, 2019
September 10, 2019 
September 24, 2019
October 8, 2019 
October 22, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 19, 2019 
January 28, 2020
February 11, 2020
February 25, 2020
March 10, 2020
March 24, 2020
April 7, 2020
April 21, 2020 

Contact Us

Ann E. Damiano

Ann E. Damiano

Dean of Academic Assessment
127 White Hall
(315) 223-2568

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