Research and Institutional Effectiveness

The office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office provides timely and accurate data and information designed to meet the needs of the institution and provides guidance for the institutional effectiveness process.

Objectives of the office:

  • To continue the development and integration of institutional effectiveness into the daily process of each KC unit.
  • To provide information to meet the needs of all the areas of the College for operational and strategic planning.

The RIE Office provides the following data and services:

  • Student enrollment statistics
  • Graduation statistics
  • Course statistics
  • Grade distributions
  • Transfer statistics
  • Strategic planning data
  • QEP data
  • Program review data
  • Retention statistics
  • Faculty statistics
  • Financial aid statistics
  • Grant application statistics
  • CCSSE/SENSE survey statistics
  • Survey creation/process/analysis
  • Instructor evaluation administration/analysis
  • Annual Improvement Plan (AIP) information/assessment/consulting

Most documents are in pdf format.  To read a pdf file you will need a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Research and Institutional Effectiveness

Acheiving the Dream

KC selected to join ‘Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count’:

Signifying a commitment to student success and institutional improvement, Kilgore College, along with 26 other colleges from seven states and the District of Columbia have joined “Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count”, and will begin work to identify new strategies to improve student success, close achievement gaps and increase retention, persistence and completion rates.

What is Achieving the Dream?

Kilgore College is part of a national organization to help more community college students - particularly low-income students and students of color - succeed. These students come to us with high hopes, but too many leave without completing the courses they take, earning certificates or earning degrees. We want to learn what we can do as an institution to change that.

What exactly is Kilgore College doing?

We are tracking the progress of students as they move through classes to see where they are successful and where they are not. This means we are using the data we have more intentionally and, in some cases, gathering new data to help us better understand what keeps students on our campus and what causes them to leave.

Using data to help close performance gaps...

Achieving the Dream focuses on measurable outcomes, particularly closing achievement gaps. Because there are disparities in student outcomes at community colleges, Achieving the Dream colleges are disaggregating student achievement data — breaking it down by race, age and other demographic characteristics — to better understand and begin to close performance gaps.

ATD Official Website

KC Achieving the Dream Annual Data Profile Tables:

(Fall Cohorts 2007 to 2012 for First Time In College plus First Time At KC Transfers)

ATD Data Summit - Oct. 19, 2010:

Data Summit Areas of Concern (no particular order):

  1. Non-returners: Black males have the highest drop out rate.Table Discussion #1
  2. Overall success: Males perform poorer than females.Table Discussion #2
  3. Overall success: Black students perform poorest when compared with whites and Hispanics.Table Discussion #3
  4. Developmental mathematics: Students on Pell perform poorer, especially <20-year olds in the lowest two levels of developmental mathematics.Table Discussion #4
  5. Arts appreciation courses (ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306) & BCIS (computer applications): For students enrolled in these core curriculum courses, those required to be enrolled in at least one developmental course perform poorer than students not required to be in a developmental course.Table Discussion #5  Table Discussion #5 (BCIS and History Only)

KC Core Team Members:

Mike Turpin, Chair; Mariann Baker, Bill Holda; Robin Huskey; Mike Jenkins; Becky Johnson; and Gerald Stanglin.

KC Data Team Members:

Mike Turpin, Chair; Mariann Baker; Dave Bugay; Lucy Carroll; Trey Hattaway; Robin Huskey; Becky Johnson; Staci Martin; Jimmy Rieves; Donald Seals; and Rob Williams.

Strategic Plan and Annual Improvement Plans

Kilgore College Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Planning Documents for Employee Use:

Directions:

AIP's and AIP Summary Online Instructions (Word Document)
Directions for completing Unit Outcomes

Templates:

AIP Website is My KC Web Portal
Unit Outcomes (Word Document)

Current Unit Outcomes by Division:

Division 1 Unit Outcomes
Division 2 Unit Outcomes
Division 4 Unit Outcomes
Division 5 Unit Outcomes
Division 6 Unit Outcomes
Division 7 Unit Outcomes
Division 8 Unit Outcomes

2010-2011 Annual Improvement Plans and Summaries By Division:

Division 1 AIPs and Summaries
Division 2 AIPs and Summaries
Division 4 AIPs and Summaries
Division 5 AIPs and Summaries
Division 6 AIPs and Summaries
Division 7 AIPs and Summaries
Division 8 AIPs and Summaries

2009-2010 Annual Improvement Plans and Summaries By Division:

Division 1 AIPs and Summaries
Division 2 AIPs and Summaries
Division 4 AIPs and Summaries
Division 5 AIPs and Summaries
Division 6 AIPs and Summaries
Division 7 AIPs and Summaries
Division 8 AIPs and Summaries

2008-2009 Annual Improvement Plans and Summaries By Division:

Division 1 AIPs and Summaries
Division 2 AIPs and Summaries
Division 4 AIPs and Summaries
Division 5 AIPs and Summaries
Division 6 AIPs and Summaries
Division 7 AIPs and Summaries
Division 8 AIPs and Summaries

 2007-2008 Annual Improvement Plans and Summaries

2006-2007 Annual Improvement Plan and Summary Report

2005-2006 Annual Improvement Plan and Summary Report

2002-2007 Clarus Strategic Plan Summary Report

Data - KC Data

Visit the KC Data Page.

Data - State and Federal
Satisfaction Surveys
CCSE/SENSE Surveys
Accreditation
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Visit the QEP webpage.

For information about Research and Institutional Effectiveness:

Robin Huskey
Director
Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Phone:
(903) 983-8620
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg., 209
Ronda Callaway
Research Data Specialist
Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Phone:
(903) 988-3702
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Building (ADM)