Zane State College is committed to advancing Institutional Effectiveness (IE). IE is defined here as the synthesis and symbiosis of the work of Institutional Research and Planning with the College's Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts.
What is Continuous Quality Improvement?
All CQI work at Zane State College is led by the Team for Institutional Effectiveness (TIE). TIE is composed of faculty, professional staff, and support staff elected by their perrs to serve three-year renewable terms. The team is co-led by a faculty liaison and a staff liaison, elected each to four-year, staggered terms. Three ex-officio members incude the College's AQIP liaison, a sponsor or team champion from the President's Cabinet, and the Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
TIE oversees all projects related to continuous quality improvement, including targeted initiatives, Strategic Plan teams, and AQIP action projects. Each CQI project has a corresponding team made up of faculty, staff and administration with annual reporting requirements to TIE. In addition, three standing sub-committees report to TIE: Data-Driven Decision Making (D3M), Academic Support Assessment, and Academic Assessment. Each team has ownership of a portion of the Institutional Effectiveness plans. While it is recommended that teams and subcommittees meet monthly, each may elect to meet more or less often depending on the business at hand.
In addition, TIE plays a central role in the process of reaffirmation of accreditation through its project oversight, coordination of college-wide assessment, and recommendations made to the President's Cabinet.