Wayne Community College’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), requires institutions to be in compliance with institutional planning and effectiveness to assure that the institution has an appropriate broad-based approach to institution-wide effectiveness that supports its mission and serves as a framework for planning. “The institution engages in ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that (a) focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and (b) incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with its mission” (Resource Manual for Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, 2020 edition, p. 56).
Institutional Effectiveness, as practiced at Wayne Community College, is more than assessment or evaluation; it is an institutional commitment that focuses on planning, assessment, evaluation, and improvement.
Wayne Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the
accreditation of Wayne Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for monitoring institutional compliance with criteria as set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Wayne Community College (WCC) was fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in 1970 and was reaffirmed in 1974, 1986, 1995, 2006, and 2016. The College successfully completed a Fifth-Year Interim Report in the fall of 2021.
Student learning and success are at the core of Wayne Community College’s mission. The College focuses on continuous improvement of the educational experiences that enhance student learning and provide support for student learning outcomes in each academic program. Wayne Community College uses enrollment, retention, and completion data to track and monitor student achievement.
Program Reviews & Outcome Assessments
Program reviews and outcome assessments at WCC serve as the instruments for assessing individual academic programs. Program reviews and outcome assessments are completed on a three-year cycle and are in-depth evaluations of the effectiveness of academic programs. Based on an analysis of the available data, program faculty, along with external committee members, look critically at performance of all aspects of the academic program. The purpose of program reviews and outcome assessments is to identify areas of need in which to focus improvement efforts and resources. Following the formal review cycle, program outcomes are assessed annually in outcome follow-up reports.
AVP Institutional Effectiveness / Chief of Staff
Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator