The AHEE Team

The Future of the Association of Higher Education Effectiveness by Cynthia Tweedell, Ph.D., Ohio Christian University

(The views expressed herein belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AHEE Board.) Who would have thought we would be here in 2020?  A robust economy and healthy institutions are now struggling to survive.  The best planners couldn’t see this coming.  What have we learned from all this, and …

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The Paradigm Shift in Higher Education by Jerald Henderson, Ph.D., AHEE Board President

I found myself reflecting on the recent nationwide events and how each has impacted the higher education landscape.   The ongoing pandemic and racial injustice crises have brought to the forefront, the educational, social, and economic inequalities that have permeated among middle- and lower-income adults and minority student populations for centuries.   Higher education, like other industries, …

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The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) will host a free webinar series focused on academic planning

SCUP is offering a free three-part series in the academic planning area coming up next week. Here is the series name followed by the three programs:  Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio This three-part program series will help you build a strategic and sustainable program portfolio that is mission-centered,  data-informed, student-centered, and focused on growth opportunities. …

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Trends of “Effectiveness” Positions in Colleges and Universities by Daniel Seymour

An analysis of job titles with the term “effectiveness” such as Vice Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness or Dean of Institution Effectiveness was illustrated in Institutional Effectiveness Fieldbook: Creating Coherence in Colleges and Universities in 2018 (Seymour and Bourgeois). By reviewing the Higher Education Directory, it noted that positions with “effectiveness” in the titles …

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Reopening America’s Colleges Resource Video

Dr. Kenneth Gonzalez, Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services at El Paso Community College, has prepared an informative video on his institution’s preparations for reopening in the fall. Click on the following to view the video: https://youtu.be/DA6O8lqVT74 . After viewing the video, please provide comments and feedback on how integrative institutional effectiveness leaders can …

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Interviews Highlighting Institutional Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Society for College and University Planning, in partnership with AHEE, produced a set of interviews with a few of our members discussing our institutional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the interviews

Higher Education after an Apocalypse by Cynthia Tweedell, Ph.D. Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Ohio Christian University

Six months ago, we could not have imagined this.  It reads like a trailer for a cheap science fiction movie:  “A global pandemic shuts down the world economy, and people are left to take shelter for an indefinite period of time.  There is nowhere to hide.  No one can escape the effects of the VIRUS.” …

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Opportunities to Engage the Campus Community, Partners, and Stakeholders to Truly Demonstrate Institutional Effectiveness by Tyra Wheeler-Zubia

During my previous employment as an Accreditation Manager, there were many inquiries from students, faculty, and leadership about the work assignments and elements that make up an Office of Institutional Effectiveness. I could certainly inform them about the structure and operations within the Office for which I worked. However, if you sought out other higher …

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Assessment Inequity: Its Impact on Minority Student Success by Jerald Henderson, Ph.D., AHEE Board Member

As higher education continues to address issues of accountability through its use of assessment to improve student learning and student success, there remains unequal achievement of student outcomes among minority student populations.  Explaining and addressing these inequities should involve the intentional collection of assessment data that specifically identifies the factors that explain these outcome differences. …

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Intentional Redesign of the Community College Business Model and the Role of Integrated Institutional Effectiveness by Christopher Shults, Ph.D.

In the forthcoming publication, Reinventing the Community College Business Model: Designing for Organizational Success, I encourage community colleges to develop and implement a business model designed to optimize the student value proposition – which includes both student learning and overall educational outcomes. This comprehensive, integrated operational framework is constructed from the well-established principles of value …

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