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Institutional Effectiveness (IE)

What's New?

Due to the impact of the hurricane, we have extended the due dates for ACE:

For all LSC locations, except for LSC-Kingwood:

   October 16: Closing the Loop for AY 2016-17

   November 1: New ACE Plans for AY 2017-18

For LSC-Kingwood:

   Christmas Holiday: Closing the Loop for 2016-17

   Spring Term: New ACE Plans for 2017-18 

A new volume of IE Success Stories based on the AY 2015-16 Annual Cycle of Effectiveness (ACE) Closing- the- Loop Reports is published. This volume of IE Success Stories features five divisions or departments from each LSC campus. Read these stories by clicking on the link below:

IE Success Stories (AY 2015-16)

You may also read the IE Success Stories from the past years by using the link below:

IE Success Storie (Past Years)

IE Overview

At Lone Star College, assessment consists of both operational effectiveness and learning effectiveness. To assess the operational effectiveness, all LSC units are engaged in an annual cycle of planning and assessment that involves developing plans for improvement, implementing said plans, collecting data to gauge the extent to which the expected outcomes are achieved, and then using the assessment results for continuous improvement.

An overview of the Annual Cycle of Effectiveness (ACE) is presented below:

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IE Toolkit

Introduction to LSC's ACE Process

IE Handbook

IE Workshop: ACE Assessment Planning and Reporting 

Self-Assessment Rubric for Completing ACE Plans and Reports

Sample of Exemplary IE Plans and Reports

Creating Mission and Vision Statements (Worksheet)

ACE Form (Worksheet)

 LSC Dashboard and Scorecard Site - Internal Users Only

LSC Strategic Plan and Goals