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Educational Effectiveness Indicators

WSCUC Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (IEEI)

WSCUC requires institutions to complete an IEEI when undergoing an accreditation review and when submitting the Mid-Cycle Review. The IEEI provides a comprehensive overview of the institution's assessment processes and may be used to evaluate educational effectiveness.

 Why is WSCUC interested in this information?

An institution committed to student achievement and educational effectiveness will have in place a system for collecting and using evidence to set standards of student performance and to improve learning. The indicators asked for in this exhibit reflect how an institution approaches quality assurance and improvement systematically.

 What 2013 Standards are addressed by the IEEI?

The indicators listed in this exhibit collectively demonstrate an institution's commitment to quality assurance and improvement of educational results over time (CFRs 4.1, 4.3, and 4.4). Specific standards related to academic quality and effectiveness are addressed by the IEEI as follows:

  • Educational objectives are widely recognized throughout the institution, are consistent with stated purposes, and are demonstrably achieved (CFR 1.2)
  • All degrees have clearly defined levels of student achievement (CFR 2.2)
  • Undergraduate programs ensure the development of core competencies (CFR 2.2.a)
  • Graduate programs establish clearly stated objectives (CFR 2.2.b)
  • Student learning outcomes and standards of performance are clearly stated at the course, program, and, as appropriate, institutional level (CFR 2.3)
  • Learning outcomes and standards of performance are developed by faculty, who take collective responsibility for establishing appropriate standards of performance and demonstrating through assessment the achievement of these standards (CFR 2.4)
  • The institution demonstrates that its graduates consistently achieve its stated learning outcomes and established standards of performance (CFR 2.6)
  • All programs offered by the institution undergo systematic program review, which includes analyses of student achievement of the program's learning outcomes; retention and graduation rates; and, where appropriate, results of licensing examination and placement, and evidence from external constituencies such as employers and professional organizations (CFR 2.7)


 IEEI Data Exhibit