Institutional Effectiveness

What Is Institutional Effectiveness (IE)?

IE is the purposeful coordination and integration of functions that support institutional performance, quality, and efficiency (from Association for Higher Education Effectiveness, AAHE). At Grand View, those functions include outcomes assessment and program review, decision support, institutional accreditation, and student success. IE at Grand View provides leadership, assistance, and support to help the institution and departments answer the following fundamental questions:

  • Are students engaged and learning?
  • Are students graduating?
  • Are students finding meaningful post-graduation work or graduate school?
Accreditation
IE provides leadership and oversight of the university’s institutional accreditation, ensuring the Grand View University meets the Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and assumed practices. Grand View is currently accredited through Spring 2024. Read More About HLC Accreditation • HLC Information (Internal Use Only)
Decision Support Services
IE offers a broad array of decision support services to all units of the university. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data to support planning and decision making. IE also provides development assistance and coordination of university-wide surveys.
Assessment & Program Review
IE supports assessment and program review processes by coordinating and providing administrative support and technical expertise to the standing faculty committee on Assessment and Program Review (APR), academic departments, and university units. Learn More (Internal Use Only)
Student Success
IE provides leadership and strategic direction in supporting integrated, cohesive, and high-quality experiences for all students that support persistence, completion, and successful outcomes. This work is collaborative, involving faculty and administrative committees and other university offices dedicated to students success.

Tell Me About the Student Success Collaborative (SSC)

GV Cares Emergency Fund   Student Success Network

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Pam Christoffers
Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
W27 Humphrey Center
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-263-6023