Texas Tech University

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Institutional Effectiveness at Texas Tech

Higher education has been facing a growing market competition for students, increasing regulatory scrutiny, and diminishing capital resources. These challenges have presented an opportunity to more strategically organize and implement monitoring of institutional effectiveness, leveraging data, analytics, and applications to aid Texas Tech University (TTU) in continuous quality improvement and internal assessment. The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) area has a strategic leadership role in implementing data-informed decisions in both academic and non-academic offices. Our approach to IE at Texas Tech ensures that we are constantly engaged in continuous improvement efforts.

TTU IE Structure

The goal of an institutional effectiveness model, as defined by SACSCOC, “incorporates the systematic, explicit, and documented process of measuring performance against the mission of the institution in all aspects of institutional life.” TTU's approach to IE is motivated by a commitment to continuous improvement. Texas Tech is committed to engaging faculty and staff to continually “close the assessment loop.” By “closing the loop,” we can better serve our students and ourselves by engaging in a comprehensive and responsive assessment process. Texas Tech's IE processes are also guided by Operating Policy 10.13, which states that:

The university, including all academic programs and support operations, is engaged in an ongoing and comprehensive process of planning and assessment. All areas (divisions and colleges) and units (departments, centers, and institutes within areas) must conform to the university policies as specified in this OP.

 

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