Driving Insights ⋅ Supporting Development ⋅ Achieving Excellence
Institutional Effectiveness (IE) brings together five primary functions of the College – Institutional Accreditation, Effectiveness, Library Resources, Research, and Planning.
Institutional Accreditation involves the collection, review, analysis, and reporting of information to ensure compliance with nationally recognized standards set by our institutional accreditor, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association. The aim is to maintain the highest quality educational standards in our osteopathic medical education program. To achieve this, Institutional Effectiveness connects ACOM’s learning outcomes assessment with the program’s outcomes and competencies, aiming for continuous improvement. Additionally, fostering faculty and staff development is crucial in enhancing effectiveness. Library Resources play a vital role in supporting and enriching the learning, teaching, research, and service activities at ACOM. Institutional Research involves preparing surveys and reports for various external agencies, including federal and state entities. It is also important to ensure that relevant College information is easily accessible online for the ACOM community. IE further facilitates faculty and student research, as well as peer review through publication or grant applications. Institutional Planning entails coordinating activities for the development, review, and revision of the strategic plan that encompasses all essential aspects of the ACOM mission. This comprehensive approach ensures that the College’s goals and objectives are aligned with its overarching mission.