Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
The Malone University OIEA, under the Office of the Provost, promotes evidence-based and data-driven demonstration of continuous improvements in the realization of Malone's institutional objectives. The office ensures that Malone fulfills its mission in a dynamic framework of transparency and accountability to the University community.
In its contribution to the fulfillment of the mission of Malone University, the OIEA exists to:
- Collect, organize, analyze, and present in usable forms institutional and other related data in support of management and decision-making processes at Malone.
- Coordinate and support projects and initiatives in the advancement of Malone's mission and strategic projects by way of predictive analytics and business intelligence.
- Ensure informed data-driven decisions for effective institutional planning through the evaluation of strategic objectives and initiatives.
- Analyze, interpret, and disseminate external studies and reports germane to the mission of Malone University.
- Serve as the coordinating office for the documentation and distribution of organizational issue-specific and contextual data that demonstrate the underlying profile of the University.
- Develop and share analytical studies relative to academic planning and policy formulation.
- Serve as center for the management, support, and monitoring of Malone's Higher Learning Commission and other program-specific accreditation compliance.
- Coordinate with academic and other administrative units on institutional research projects designed to improve enrollment, retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
- Provide leadership and coordination on curricular and co-curricular assessment and the use of results for continuous improvements.
- Perform additional responsibilities and other ad-hoc projects essential to enhancing and demonstrating Malone's institutional effectiveness.
Principles Guiding Malone's Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment Process
- The processes of institutional effectiveness and assessment:
- Are driven by the importance of making informed, data-driven decisions for the realization of strategic objectives at all levels of the institution.
- Are most relevant when two or more methods are employed both to the evaluation of strategic objectives and to the measurement of the multidimensional nature of student learning outcomes.
- Are greatly enhanced when program objectives and their corresponding learning outcomes relate to the mission and values of the University.
- Are continuous, iterative endeavors with progressive, cumulative effects.
- Are goal-oriented activities with self-reinforcing mechanisms for change and adaptation.
- Should be flexible and open enough to accommodate varying perspectives, useful experimentation, and creative approaches.
- Could be optimized when they are integrated into the planning, budgeting, and other decision-making processes of the University.
- Depend upon equal rigor and attention allotted to the evaluation of strategic initiatives and the assessment of programs and administrative support services.