Institutional Planning

The Office of Institutional Planning 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.

Data Integrity Statement:

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

  • Approach all research objectively with an unbiased attitude
  • Strive to achieve accuracy in all activities
  • Use accepted technical standards of the institutional research profession
  • Provide complete data with no intentional omissions of relevant information
  • Protect confidentiality
  • Ensure, to the best of our ability, that data utilized from secondary sources is accurate 

Institutional Planning 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
  • 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:

Institutional Planning

Data - KC Data

KC Assessment Data Reports:

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

The purpose of the KPI report is to illustrate to the campus community and the general public how Kilgore College measures its success in addressing the four key parts of its mission statement:  access, success, completion, and partnerships.  Some items have targets and are highlighted in green if improvement was made from the prior year or the target was met.  Items and targets are determined by KC administrators and the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Committee, comprised of a representative group of faculty, staff, and administrators from across the institution.  Items and targets are reviewed on a yearly basis.  Data is compiled and maintained by the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness.

View the KPIs for 2017-18 (pdf)


KC Balanced Scorecards:

The purpose of the Balanced Scorecard is to illustrate to the campus community and the general public how Kilgore College measures its success in meeting its mission.  Items and targets are determined by the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Committee, comprised of a representative group of faculty, staff, and administrators from across the institution.  The scorecard is reviewed annually by this group.  Data is compiled and maintained by the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness. The Balanced Scorecard was discontinued after the 2015-2016 year.

KC - Student Achievement

Student Achievement data is presented to inform prospective students, parents, stakeholders and other interested parties about the success of KC students in meeting specific achievement targets.  Items highlighted in green indicate improvement from the prior year or that the target was met. Items and targets are determined by KC administrators and the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Committee, comprised of a representative group of faculty, staff, and administrators from across the institution.  Data is compiled and maintained by the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness.


Balanced Scorecard of Student Achievement 2017-18:

PDF of Student Achievement Data Above

Accreditation
Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Visit the QEP webpage.

Kilgore College Research Protocols

Research is a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.  Generalizable knowledge typically indicates that the results will be included in a thesis or dissertation, published, or presented at a conference. 

Any activity meeting the definition of research above and that involves human subjects attending or employed by Kilgore College (i.e., human beings or data related to human beings), excluding certain exemptions, is subject to College approval.  While KC has no formal institutional review board (IRB) process, all requests will be evaluated by College personnel who have expertise in research and/or the research topic, under the coordination of the vice president of institutional planning.

For more information, see the “Kilgore College Research Protocols” Word document.

Achieving 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

For information about Institutional Planning:

Dr. Staci Martin
Vice President, Institutional Planning
Phone:
(903) 983-8651
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Building (MCLRN), 209
Karen Scibona
Executive Assistant and Research Data Specialist
Institutional Planning
Phone:
(903) 988-3702
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg. (MCLRN), 209
Natalie Bryant
Coordinator of Institutional Research
Institutional Planning
Phone:
(903) 983-8620
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg., (MCLRN) 209