Institutional Research and the Quality Enhancement Plan
- Goals and Objectives
- Focus Areas
- Fact Books
- CIP Codes
- IEP Outcome Assessment Report
- Institutional Effectiveness Paradigm
- Request for Information Form
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and the Quality Enhancement Plan (OIR/QEP) is to provide data and information that internal and external constituents use to plan, make decisions, and certify institutional effectiveness as well as implementation and reporting relative to the Quality Enhancement Plan. Facts and information are made available in formats that lead to the development of "new ideas" and actions that serve as the basis for improving academic and support programs to enhance student learning.
Within the next five years, the Office of Institutional Research shall present its constituents with an automated resource environment containing data, information, and publications in support of research initiatives that improve student learning; institutional effectiveness; and the African American community, the nation, and the world.
Annual goals and objectives for the Office of Institutional Research and the Quality Enhancement Plan are summarized in the table below.
The Office of Institutional Research and the Quality Enhancement Plan (IR/QEP) serves as the official information source for Paine College and its constituents whether they are on-campus or in the local, regional, national, and international arenas. The Office plays vital roles in institutional research, planning, assessment, evaluation and completion of activities associated with the Quality Enhancement Plan. There are three focus area as described below.
Functions related to institutional research include collecting data and organizing it into information for use in institutional research, assessment, and evaluation as factbooks and reports are completed. They also include reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting collected data. Use of appropriate tools and statistical techniques to provide accurate and reliable documents and reports is paramount. Essential duties of office personnel are to
Leadership and support for developing and maintaining an ongoing and comprehensive process of assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes in the Common Curriculum and degree programs are the primary functions related to assessment and evaluation. Staff members give guidance to all institutional units as success is documented in completing ongoing outcomes and objectives. Essential duties of office personnel are to
Paine College established a special assessment project whose general name is the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) in 2011. Its purpose is to enhance literacy and decision-making as students engage with today's information-rich society. The title of the College's project is Learning Interactively Outside the Norm (L.I.O.N): The Great Books at Paine College. It was chosen to support Paine College's mission of providing a "liberal arts education of the highest quality" that emphasizes academic excellence, ethical and spiritual values, social responsibility, and personal development. Paine's QEP aims to link literary works with contemporary issues to prepare its young men and women to be analytical thinkers and problem solvers. The primary duty of the office personnel is to oversee the development and preparation of the College's QEP Impact Report to be submitted to SACSCOC. Other essential duties are to