MSUTexas

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Mission Statement
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness fosters continuous improvement at MSU by providing leadership, guidance, and support for the assessment, analysis, and reporting processes that support the university goals. The office also manages the institutional research function, the university-wide assessment process, and our regional accreditation process through SACS-COC. The office provides essential institutional data to inform strategic planning, budgeting, accreditation, and assessment needs within the university.

i e poster. this describes the 3 main areas of institutional effectiveness; institutional research, accreditation and compliance, and continuous improvement.  institutional research encompasses data stewardship and surveys, visualizations, executive summaries, student success state and federal reporting and research support.  Accreditation and compliance deals with SACSCOC regional accreditation and compliance with the texas higher education coordinating board.  continuous improvement is described based on the NILOA transparency framework and describes the assessment process as a series of steps including assessment plans, assessment resources, current assessment activities, evidence of student learning, use of student learning evidence, and outcomes statements.

Objectives

Enhance Data Access and Use
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness strives to become the go-to destination for institutional decision support services for all units of the university. We provide accurate and timely data and/or analysis, and facilitate the accurate collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data. The office utilizes Power BI to create interactive dashboards and visuals, and develops Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track the status of the institution. 

Improve University-Wide Assessment 
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness aligns accreditation and assessment efforts that articulate the knowledge, skills, and competencies that MSU expects students to develop while enrolled. Our office is committed to a transparent process of continual improvement that meets accreditation requirements, state mandates, and shows meaningful effort for continuous improvement. The office also supports the transparency framework developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) for sharing evidence of student learning.

Maintain Compliance and Regional Accreditation 
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness works with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to ensure MSU's compliance with state mandates and reporting requirements. We also work at the direction of the SACS-COC Accreditation Liason to coordinate the reporting requirements for regional accreditation.