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Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Visit SpelmanThe Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness provides coordination and oversight of initiatives and projects related to institutional performance and student achievement. Covering broadly-defined areas of institutional research, operational planning, accreditation/compliance, and student success, the office provides comprehensive data collection and evaluation at the student, departmental, and institutional level.

The office reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

What We Do

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is a resource internally, as the repository for institutional performance data and improvement projects.  It also serves as a resource externally, as the coordinator of federal and regional reporting.  Personnel in the office will undertake the following activities:

  • Coordinate submission of required reports to SACSCOC related to general enrollment, finances, and follow-up to the Interim Fifth-Year Report.
  • Maintain data in support of continuing state approval and national accreditation of the teacher certification program.
  • Support implementation of the First in the World project to study and implement metacognitive strategies in the curriculum.
  • Support implementation of the Career Pathways Initiative to provide early career exploration and successful placement after graduation.
  • Implement the EAB Student Success Collaborative to strengthen student advising, retention, and graduation.
  • Identify benchmarks for the College’s Strategic Plan, tracking performance against benchmarks on a quarterly basis.
  • Build and provide access to a searchable database cataloging achievements of Spelman faculty, students, and staff.
  • Provide oversight to Institutional Research and Student Success activities.

 

Contact Us

Institutional Effectiveness
404-270-5025
mburnett@spelman.edu
350 Spelman Lane
Box 1516
Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Accreditation

Spelman College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Spelman College.