Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) addresses how well an institution is meeting its stated mission.

What is institutional effectiveness?

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) addresses how well an institution is meeting its stated mission. This includes assessment of the various functions of the institution (particularly its academic functions), demonstration that resources are used in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the mission, and establishment of performance measures to indicate the institution is making continuous progress in meeting its mission (New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, 2011; Higher Learning Commission, 2003; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, 2003).

The role of institutional effectiveness at PNWU

  1. Fosters achievement of University and program missions.
  2. Serves as a single source (for internal and external constituents) of valid information about the University and its programs.
  3. Provides information and resources to support improvement decisions and activities.

IE Vision

Institutional Effectiveness will become the “go to” place for accurate and reliable university information, and assistance with organizational improvement practices.

IE Mission

The mission of IE is to foster the effectiveness of the University and its programs.

Contact Information

Lori Fulton
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Digital Measures Administrator
Trainer & System Support
509.249.7735 | lfulton@pnwu.edu

Samantha Jackle
Institutional Effectiveness Assistant
Digital Measures Administrator
Trainer & System Support
509.540.8908| lfulton@pnwu.edu

111 University Parkway
Suite 203
Yakima, WA 98901