Harper College

Institutional Effectiveness Dashboard

Final Status of 2020 Targets

Institutional effectiveness is a process that involves the entire institution in the assessment of the College’s performance on key indicators, referred to as Institutional Effectiveness Measures (IEMs). These measures align with the mission and vision of Harper College as well as the needs and expectations of the College’s internal and external stakeholders. Harper’s IEMs include five student success measures and five institutional success measures. Each of these measures contains one or more indicators. In FY2017, historical data were examined In order to select recommended targets for the IEMs. Current institutional priorities and initiatives also guided the development of these targets.

Recommended targets were set using a framework that includes three categories:

  • Expected: If we continue on our current path, this target represents the expected outcome.
  • Improvement: A challenging, yet attainable target that can be achieved through increased effort.
  • Stretch: A target achieved only if the measure is prioritized and institutional focus is placed on dramatic improvement.

Final status on these targets is defined as:

  • Target Achieved: The 2020 data met or exceeded the 2020 target (with standard rounding)..
  • Target Not Achieved: The 2020 data did not meet the 2020 target.

Overall, 68% (17/25) of the 2020 targets were met, including 83% (5/6) of expected targets, 56% (9/16) of improvement targets, and 100% (3/3) of stretch targets. Among those results, 62% (8/13) of student success targets were met, while 75% (9/12) of institutional success targets were met.

This dashboard includes additional summary information regarding IEM target achievement as well as five years of results for each indicator. Actual data can be obtained by clicking on the desired indicator.

Last Updated: 12/14/23