The mission of the Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Department is to facilitate a college-wide, comprehensive assessment, planning and evaluation process that supports informed decision-making and uses results for improvement. IE assists the College in maintaining regional accreditation and provides leadership for planning, professional development, global education and affairs, training, and assessment.
There is an institutional effectiveness process in place which involves four integrated dimensions: Planning, Assessment, Evaluation, and Budgeting.
We developed and oversee an institutional effectiveness framework, which ultimately supports compliance with the standards and requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Within the framework, there is an eight stage model of Outcome Assessment for academic and non-academic units, which includes the mission, outcomes, assessment measures, levels of achievement, strategies, analysis, use of results, and evidence of improvement. The documentation of Outcomes Assessment relies on a five step model, SHINE, which stands for State the outcome, Have a plan, Implement the plan, Next-close the loop, and Evaluate the plan. Daytona State College strives for continuous improvement and innovation in institutional programs, academic and institutional services, and activities.