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Research and Institutional Effectiveness
The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness facilitates and integrates college-wide strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, and data-driven decision-making for Beaufort County Community College. The primary responsibilities of this office include the following:
- Provide accurate, timely, and consistent information in support of BCCC’s planning, policy formation, institutional assessment, and decision-making.
Assessment & Program Review
- Provide leadership and guidance for BCCC’s outcomes assessment process and curriculum program reviews.
- Enhance the consistency, rigor, effectiveness, and documentation of assessment processes for academic degree programs and educational and administrative support units.
Accreditation & Compliance
- Ensure college-wide compliance with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Accreditation
Beaufort County Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Beaufort County Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Beaufort County 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).
Medical Laboratory Technology Program Accreditation
The Beaufort County Community College Medical Laboratory Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018.
- Beaufort County Community College uses standards for student achievement that are based on performance measures adopted by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and College-defined student goals. NCCCS measures are published in an annual Performance Measures report. College-defined student goals include graduation rate, course completion, retention, and job placement.
Click here to access our Student Achievement webpage.
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) established by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) is a system of surveys designed to collect data from post-secondary institutions across the United States. IPEDS collects institutional-level data on students (enrollment, graduation rates), student charges, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances. The figures are based on data collected during the IPEDS collection cycle and are the most recent data available. All postsecondary institutions in the US that participate in any federal financial assistance program (i.e., federal financial aid) are required to report IPEDS data annually. The National Center for Educational Statistics website is where you can search and view information about colleges. It provides the summary of all the IPEDS data submitted to NCES. The link below provides statistical information about student body diversity, financial aid, college operation, and more at Beaufort County Community College. You can also do more research about the college using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data base. The data is provided by BCCC through the college’s annual reporting requirement with the federal government.
Assessment at BCCC
The Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness leads efforts to comply with SACSCOC standards on assessment.
Institutional Level Standards:
- 7.1: Institutional Planning
- 8.1: Student Achievement
Institutional Effectiveness Related Standards:
- 7.3: Administrative Effectiveness
- 8.2.a: Student Outcomes: Educational Programs
- 8.2.b: Student Outcomes: General Education
- 8.2.c: Student Outcomes: Academic and Student Services
Through a process of self-evaluation and continuous improvement, these standards ensure that our academic divisions, departments, and programs provide a high-quality education and that our administrative and student support services effectively serve the needs of our students.
There is a form to be completed to request data and/or research from the IER office. It is found under the employee forms on our website.
Contact Research Institutional Effectiveness
Kimberly Mullis, Ed.D.
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
Beaufort County Community College