The responsibilities of the St. Norbert College Office of Institutional Effectiveness lie in four domains, as described below:
The OIE provides data, information, and services to answer questions posed by members of the college community and external audiences. These questions cover a range of topics including enrollments; graduation rates; the composition of faculty, staff, students; and college programs, policies, and procedures. The answers emerge from the OIE’s analysis of institutional data and of the results of a variety of surveys developed and/or administered by office staff.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
The OIE coordinates and supports the institution’s efforts to gather and analyze evidence about the extent to which SNC students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values expected of them, as articulated in the broad goals and objectives of the college and its various programs. This process is an ongoing one, and the evidence gathered is used to improve student learning.
St. Norbert College has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the nation’s six regional accrediting bodies, since 1934. The OIE provides a major role in coordinating and facilitating ongoing institutional efforts related to maintaining re-affirmation of its accreditation.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The OIE provides administrative support to the St. Norbert College Institutional Review Board, a committee comprised of members from the college and local community tasked with reviewing all campus research involving human participants. The IRB works to ensure that such research meets ethical standards and guidelines as articulated in federal regulations.