Seeking Continuous Improvement in your Institutional Effectiveness Process

A Webinar by Weave Academy

Presenter: Dr. Kevin Harris

Date: Thursday, August 10th

Time: 2-3pm ET/11am-12pm PT

Who Should Attend?

  • IE Professionals
  • Assessment Directors


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


The Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, & Effectiveness at Tennessee Tech University recently completed a comprehensive overhaul of the Institutional Effectiveness reporting process based on key lessons learned from preparing the Fifth-Year Interim report. These changes allowed for better management of long-term program and student learning outcomes and generated meaningful change across campus particularly as the institution prepares for Reaffirmation of Accreditation. This was accomplished by simplifying the IE process and clarifying connections between key components of the IE report making it easier to track outcomes and facilitate the review process. This session will cover the issues that plagued our IE process, the strategies we applied to revise and improve our process, and the training we implemented to support faculty and staff.  

Participant Outcomes:

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify potential areas of problem or concern within the IE process.
  2. Recognize potential solutions for addressing disconnects in IE reports.
  3. Understand the impact a detailed timeline and thorough training has on managing the IE process.
  4. Understand the benefits grid reports can have in providing feedback to IE reporters. 

About the Presenters:

Dr. Kevin Harris

Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness

Tennessee Tech University

Dr. Kevin Harris is the Associate Director of the Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Improvement at Tennessee Tech University. He has a Ph.D. in Program Planning and Evaluation from Tennessee Tech University. Kevin supports assessment and accreditation initiatives at Tennessee Tech and leads institutional effectiveness reporting for instructional and non-instructional units. His research interests include aligning assessment and pedagogical practices, particularly in the area of critical thinking, and the disaggregation student learning data for diversity, equity, and inclusion.