The following are the key policies enacted for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. Click here to view the entire OIRE Handbook.
What we do:
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is to facilitate college-wide assessment through the collection, analysis, management and use of data. OIRE is engaged in continuous improvement strategies to enhance student learning and strengthen the Sampoerna University American College (SUAC)’s mission and its programs, services, operations, and processes. This mission is accomplished through:
The institutional effectiveness efforts at SUAC is a systematic, explicit, and documented process of assessing performance against institutional mission for all programs, services, and constituencies. Moreover, it is a continuous, cyclical, participative, flexible, relevant, and responsive process that is strongly linked to the decision-making process at all levels, including the SUAC’s budgeting process. In short, institutional effectiveness in SUAC offers ongoing guidance for planning and budgeting, provides objective evidence for accreditation purposes, and collects useful information on what and how students are learning. The goal of institutional effectiveness at Sampoerna University American College is to assess the outcomes of educational programs and services and use the results to make continuous improvements.
Six Main Characteristics of the Institutional Effectiveness at SUAC
SUAC Institutional Effectiveness Model
This component measures the extent that SUAC achieves its goals and objectives. More specifically, it indicates how assessment findings are applied to ameliorate or alleviate weaknesses and maintain or enhance strengths in the quality of programs or services. In the Assessment Phase, each unit will evaluate/assess its progress toward achieving its annual goals and objectives, indicate how it utilizes results, and submit its assessment and evaluation. OIRE will then review the submitted forms, provide technical feedback to the units, and make available the assessment/evaluations to the Unit Heads and appropriate entities for ongoing review and the budget hearing process. The process will culminate with the units presenting their annual progress and next year projections, including budgetary considerations, to the CEO.
The Sampoerna University American College’s annual assessment cycle begins on June 1 and ends the following May 31. An Assessment Report that is due on June 1, 2018, would reflect the academic year 2017-2018 (including summer 2017, fall 2017, and spring 2018). Assessment Reports include assessment results based on the previous year’s plan, the use of results for improvement, and the program/unit annual summary. Assessment Plans for the upcoming year include outcomes and strategies used to measure program goals and/or the achievement of student learning. Assessment planning, including new or revised goals, should also reflect continuous growth or improvement.
Assessment cycle begins
Assessment reports due
May 31 of following year
June 15 of following year
Sampoerna University American College’s Annual Assessment Cycle