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 integrates specific research, data collection, evaluation, assessment, analysis, planning, budgeting, and implementation processes.

The IE system 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.


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, a Director of Knowledge Management, an Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator, and an Institutional Research Coordinator. 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 eleven-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. Institutional Effectiveness Plan

Accreditation


Accreditation processes are coordinated by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Ronald O’Meara, the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, who may be reached by calling (229) 225-3978 or via email at romeara@southernregional.edu. The SRTC Official 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.

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 Federal Grant Requirements


As a public post-secondary institution offering career and technical education programs, Southern Regional Technical College is eligible to receive special grant funding through the Technical College System of Georgia called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins Federal Grant) to assist students in their college journey. The Perkins Federal Grant is administered by the United States Department of Education. The Perkins Federal Grant is the primary federal funding source for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education (CTE) programs that are critical for preparing youth and adults, including immigrants, for jobs in local and regional economies.

Annually, SRTC submits to TCSG a Perkins Local Application and one-year budget in order to receive Perkins Federal Grant funds. Included in the local application is the results of the comprehensive needs assessment required to be completed every two-years. Each college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is required to implement the requirements outlined in the Perkins Federal Grant to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of career and technical education (CTE). Career and technical education programs are those that prepare students for an occupation. The Perkins Federal Grant requires colleges to conduct the comprehensive needs assessment in consultation with a diverse group of stakeholders by evaluating how the career and technical education program offerings measure on the following elements: (1) Student performance on federal accountability indicators, (2) Alignment to labor market needs, (3) Scope, size and quality of programs offered, (4) Progress toward implementing programs and programs of study, (5) Recruitment, retention and training of faculty and staff, and (6) Progress toward improving access and equity. As part of the comprehensive needs assessment, Southern Regional Technical College reviews multiple years of Perkins data, provided by the Technical College System of Georgia, from the following core indicators of performance: P1 - Placement (including continuing higher education), P2 - Completion/Graduation, and P3 - Non-Traditional Concentration. In addition, data reviewed is aggregated and disaggregated data by the populations and sub-groups described in the Perkins Federal Grant. Special Populations include: individuals with disabilities; individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults; individuals preparing for non-traditional fields; single parents, including single pregnant women; out of-workforce individuals (previously displaced homemakers); English learners (previously LEP); homeless youth; youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and youth with a parent who is on active duty in the armed forces. To conclude the needs assessment process, the separate analyses is merged into one set of findings and stakeholders are engaged in setting a future vision for addressing these needs, including deciding which programs and activities to prioritize for funding in the local application budget. The College then prepares a one-year Perkins Budget supporting the analysis of the comprehensive needs assessment.

The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the Perkins Federal Grant process including the Local Application submission and documentation, Comprehensive Needs Assessment process, and Perkins Budget implementation and management.

Additional Links:

College Mission and Strategic Plan

College and Program Accreditations

Student Achievement Goals

SRTC Programs with CIP Codes

SRTC Procedure Manual

SACSCOC Institutional Details

TCSG Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness

SRTC Compliance Assist Site


For More Information:

Ronald O’Meara, D.I.T.
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison
romeara@southernregional.edu
Phone: (229) 225-3978
Mobile: 229-672-9431

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