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Institutional Effectiveness


Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) defines Institutional Effectiveness (IE) as the positive correlation of results to expectations. SRTC designed and implemented an institutional effectiveness system that is ongoing, integrated, and includes College-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes. The IE system is described in the Southern Regional Technical College Institutional Effectiveness Plan (SRTC IE Plan), pp. 3, which is based on the SRTC Procedure: Institutional Effectiveness. It integrates specific research, data collection, evaluation, assessment, analysis, planning, budgeting, and implementation processes.

The SRTC IE Plan employs a system that provides for a systematic review of College Mission, Goals, and Outcomes. It ensures that expected outcomes of all units and programs and program student learning outcomes are identified and assessed; results are used for improvement in planning and budgeting; plans are implemented and evaluated; and improvements are documented. The process is designed to continuously improve programs, services, and student learning and to demonstrate the progress of the College in fulfilling its stated Mission.

You may review the College’s Institutional Documents that includes the College Mission, Vision, Values, Philosophy, College Goals, Strategic Objectives, and Activities; the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan; and the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Procedure below:

SRTC Institutional Documents

Institutional Effectiveness Plan

SRTC Procedure: Institutional Effectiveness


About the Institutional Effectiveness Division


The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Division is responsible for implementing ongoing, integrated, college-wide research, data collection, evaluation, assessment, analysis, planning, budgeting, and implementation processes. The IE Division is staffed with a Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, an Institutional Research Coordinator, a Research Analyst, and a Research Assistant as reflected in the SRTC Institutional Effectiveness Organizational Chart. The SRTC IE Division provides the overall leadership and direction for the implementation of the comprehensive SRTC IE Plan to assure quality programs, services, student learning, and Mission accomplishment to meet the needs of the workforce serving primarily the citizens of SRTC’s seven-county service delivery area. The Division also assists programs in acquiring and maintaining program accreditations and the College in maintaining its accreditation status. The Division also assists programs in acquiring and maintaining program accreditations and the College in maintaining its accreditation status.


Accreditation


Accreditation processes are coordinated by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Debbie Goodman, the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, who may be reached by calling (229) 225-3978 or via email at dgoodman@southernregional.edu. The SRTC Offical Accreditation Statement is located below:

SRTC Official Accreditation Statement

Southern Regional Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southern Regional Technical College.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support significant non-compliance of the College with a requirement or standard. Inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed to Southern Regional Technical College, 15689 U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA 31792, Phone: 229.225.5060, Fax: 229.227.2666.

As required by SACSCOC, the Student Achievement Data information can be found on the Student Achievement Goals webpage.

To find out more about the history of accreditation at SRTC, and/or to find specific programmatic accreditation information about a SRTC program, visit the Accreditations webpage.


Perkins Plans


The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L. 109-270, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in August 2006. The purpose of the law is to “help develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students,” and to “assist students in meeting (the challenging academic and technical) standards, including preparation for high-skill, high-wage or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions.

To receive Carl Perkins funds, eligible postsecondary technical colleges must have a completed and approved local plan and funding application. The Technical College System of Georgia distributes Carl Perkins federal funds to eligible postsecondary technical colleges within Georgia. Southern Regional makes Perkins Plans available to the public by posting approved plans on its website as listed below:

SRTC Perkins Plan, approved on June 24, 2016, by the Technical College System of Georgia.

FY 2017 SRTC Perkins Local Inprovement Plan, approved om June 3, 2016, by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Perkins processes are coordinated by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Debbie Goodman, who may be reached by calling (229) 225-3978 or via email at dgoodman@southernregional.edu.

Additional Links:

College Mission and Strategic Plan

College and Program Accreditations

Student Achievement Goals

SRTC Programs with CIP Codes

SRTC Policy Manual

SACSCOC Institution Details

TCSG Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness

SRTC Compliance Assist Site


For More Information:

Debbie Goodman, Ed.D.
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison
dgoodman@southernregional.edu
Phone: (229) 225-3978
Mobile: (229) 672-6220

Deborah Gray
Director of Knowledge Management
dgray@southernregional.edu
Phone: (229) 225-4087

David VanLandingham
Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator
dvanlandingham@southernregional.edu
Phone: (229) 225-5038
Mobile: (229) 672-9054

Don Kurtz
Institutional Research Coordinator
dkurtz@southernregional.edu
Phone: (229) 225-3979


Why Does Accreditation Matter?:

Why Does Accreditation Matter?