Institutional Effectiveness

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is committed to evaluating institutional effectiveness through a systematic, explicit, and documented approach to assessment and continuous improvement of all processes. The purpose of the institutional effectiveness function is to provide leadership, assistance, and support to the faculty and staff in the process of evaluation and planning for accreditation, accountability, and institutional effectiveness, ensuring the fulfillment of the college mission.

The IE department implements its purpose through activities in the following general categories:

  • Review and update the college mission statement
  • Review and update the college policy manual
  • Review planning documents and processes
  • Annual operational plans
  • Internal and external customer evaluations
  • Assessment of expected outcomes
  • Reports for federal, state, and accrediting agencies
  • Institutional research

Since the IE processes are ongoing and systematic, the department, supported by faculty and staff throughout the institution, utilizes various methods to gather information, evaluate results, implement improvements, and re-evaluate the use of results. Effective evaluation and planning also relies upon interaction with students and faculty, as well as suggestions from community representatives and members of advisory committees.

Working with assistance and support of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee and in coordination with the units of the college, members of the IE department staff assist in data collection and analysis, distribute information to college-wide points of contact, monitor data analysis and identification of improvement plans, and provide input for management decisions.

Dr. Bonnie Kelly

Dr. Bonnie Kelly
Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (229) 468-2091
Fax: (229) 468-2110
bonnie.kelly@wiregrass.edu
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Rm 630B
667 Perry House Road
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.