Institutional Effectiveness

Lane's integrated planning and institutional effectiveness model is designed to support and further the college’s mission, with a focus on student learning and success. The model forms the basis for regular and effective assessment, improvement, accomplishment, and adaptation.

Strategic Directions are established every five years as part of a comprehensive strategic planning process that identifies priority actions needed to support and improve achievement of Lane’s mission, as measured by institutional indicators. 
Strategic Priorities are established biennially to identify priority areas of focus for the College, based upon assessment of progress toward strategic direction objectives and outcomes, internal and external environmental scanning. 
Program Review and Department Planning support strategic directions and priorities by operationalizing priorities and improvements at the program and service level.

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About Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at Lane Community College

Planning and Institutional Effectiveness is a continuous process of assessment and improvement that leads to the achievement of program, service, and core theme outcomes and fulfillment of our mission.

Assessment processes and practices determine whether our efforts and actions are bringing forth desired results.

Program and Service Level Assessment
Program Review
Annual Department Planning

Institutional Assessment
Assessment of Student Learning
Mission Fulfillment
Accreditation Self Study

Improvement plans are designed to address issues and opportunities identified through assessment.

Program and Service Level Improvement
Program Review Implementation Plans
Annual Department Planning

Institutional Improvement
Strategic Plans
Institutional Initiatives

Key Tenets of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Comprehensive, Integrated, and Ongoing Planning
There is consistent and continuous commitment to improving student learning. Educational effectiveness is a demonstrable priority in all planning structures and processes.

Informed by Data and Analysis
Data and analyses are widely distributed, understood, and used throughout the College.

Broad-Based Participation and Engagement
There is dialogue about planning and institutional effectiveness that is ongoing, robust, and pervasive.

Implementation, Evaluation, and Adaptation
There is ongoing, systematic review and adaptation of evaluation and planning processes. The College uses evaluation and planning to refine its key processes and improve student learning.

Planning Guides Resource Allocation
Formal planning and assessment practices guide resource allocation. The College effectively uses its human, physical, technology, and financial resources to achieve its broad educational purposes, including stated learning outcomes.

Resources

The following three (3) reports will be written on a three-year rotating cycle. Together, these reports provide valuable information to help stakeholders make evidence-informed decisions. 

Economic Impact Study

Lane has a considerable impact on the local economy. According to an Emsi study, during the 2018-29 fiscal year, the college, along with the enhanced productivity of its alumni, generated $721.3 million in added income-the equivalent of supporting 10,777 jobs. Learn more about the economic value of Lane Community College:

Program Demand Gap Analysis

The Program Demand Gap Analysis is based on Lane County and LCC data. It compares job openings and LCC educational program completions to identify opportunities to consider.

Environmental Scan

A subcommittee of the IEC is beginning the environmental scan research and writing process. The final report is due in November 2022 and will be posted here when complete.

Contact Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Lane Community College
Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
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