Driving Insights ⋅ Supporting Development ⋅ Achieving Excellence
Institutional Effectiveness (IE) brings together five primary functions of the College – Institutional Accreditation, Research, Planning, Effectiveness, and Library Resources.
Institutional accreditation requires processes to collect, review, analyze, and report information to maintain compliance on nationally accepted continuing accreditation standards for our institutional accreditor, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Institutional research necessitates the preparation of surveys and reports for federal, state, and other external agencies, as well as the College and that appropriate College information be published online for accessibility to the ACOM community. IE also facilitates faculty and student research and peer review through publication or grant application. Institutional planning entails the coordination of activities for the development, review, and revision of the strategic plan that addresses all core aspects of the ACOM mission. Institutional effectiveness is responsible for connecting ACOM’s learning outcomes assessment to its program mission, goals, and objectives to continuously improve the educational quality of its osteopathic medical education program. Faculty and staff development are also integral components to enhancing effectiveness. Library resources support and enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of ACOM.