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6.3.8 Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Approved by Academic Council and Administration on December 4, 2014; Revised March 10, 2015 and Administration August 3, 2017

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) is responsible for establishing policies and practices to support program review for academic programs, co-curricular programs, and administrative units at the University of the Pacific. The IEC is divided into two sub-committees: one sub-committee chaired by a faculty member responsible for academic program review; the other sub-committee chaired by an administrative member responsible for administrative program review.  An action item establishing policies or procedures of the IEC must be passed by a quorum of five in each sub-committee.  The entire IEC shall be chaired by one faculty member (elected by and from the faculty membership of the committee) and a vice-chair appointed by the President.  The Chair will coordinate the convening of the entire IEC to share and discuss the results of academic and administrative program reviews.

The appropriate sub-committee in IEC will receive each program's self study, program review and action plan. The sub-committees will review materials and provide feedback if necessary.  They will assess the mid-cycle review to track progress, as well as to identify trends, potential synergies, and efficiencies across the University.  Feedback should be sent to the Provost/Dean/Chair for academic programs, and the President/VP for administrative programs.

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee will:

  1. Design, implement, and evaluate the program review guidelines and processes.  The academic sub-committee examines academic program review guidelines/processes and the administrative sub-committee examines administrative program review.
  2. Review annually the program review action plans and consider opportunities for collaboration across the University in order to improve efficiencies, synergies, and effectiveness.
  3. Review and assess progress on program action plans mid-way through the program review cycle.

The membership of the academic sub-committee in IEC will be: Five faculty members appointed by Academic Council for three year staggered terms from the following bodies/units: One from the College, a non-COP faculty member from the Stockton campus, one from Graduate Studies Committee, one from Dentistry, one from Law, the Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness, one undergraduate student appointed by ASUOP for one or two-year terms, and one staff member from Student Life, appointed by the Vice President for Student Life. 

The membership of the administrative sub-committee in IEC will be: Eight staff members appointed by the President: the AVP for Planning or President's designate, Business & Finance, Development, Student Life, Technology, Athletics, one from the San Francisco campus, one from the Sacramento campus, and one faculty member (appointed by Academic Council). Staff members will serve three-year staggered terms.