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Institutional Effectiveness - Joint Committee (formerly the I/SLO Committee)

Scope and Functions


The Institutional Effectiveness Committee works with all district units to achieve and sustain proficiency in the formulation, assessment, and analyses of multiple effectiveness measures in order to inform the Program Review and Institutional Planning processes as well as aid in the preparation of periodic accreditation self-studies.


  • Coordinates policy and provides assistance to the Curriculum and Program Review Committees as well as all instructional departments and non-instructional and administrative units.

  • Ensures that these departments and units understand the importance of outcomes analysis and its role in the ongoing cycle of outcomes definition, assessment, and revision.

  • Sustains the infrastructure for reporting and collecting outcomes data.

  • Facilitates the linkage between the Office of Institutional Research and the planning process through the identification and analysis of institutional data such as student engagement, campus climate, and other surveys.

  • Reviews those parts of the annual Program Review Reports having to do with data-based evaluation of programs.

  • Make suggestions to DPAC especially in regard to the development and assessment of the College’s strategic initiatives.

  • Reviews institutional level outcomes data to inform program and institutional decision-making and planning

View the PDF Filecommittee's calendar of events.

ILOs and Core CompetenciesSLO ChecklistUnit OUtcomes (UO) ChecklistInstructional Program SLO ReportsInstitutional Effectiveness Reports 

Committee Members


  • Elisa Meyer, Chair x8513

  • Vicenta Arrizon

  • Fran Chandler

  • Gail Edinger

  • Jose Hernandez

  • Jean Paik-Schoenberg


  • Hannah Lawler, Vice Chair x3472

  • Erica LeBlanc

  • Jennifer Merlic

Interested party member(s):
  • Lesley Kawaguchi

Meeting Dates/Times/Location

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the Loft (Drescher Hall 300-E) during the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2015
Date ​ Documents
September 14, 2016 Agenda
The IE Process at SMC
September 28, 2016 Agenda
October 12, 2016 Agenda
October 26, 2016 Agenda
November 9, 2016 Agenda
November 23, 2016 Agenda
December 14, 2016 Agenda

Annual Reports to DPAC

Agendas, Minutes, and Related Documents from Previous Years

Resources and Links