Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) at BT天堂 is understood as a collection of interdependent and cyclical activities, including research, assessment, and planning, with the unifying scope of driving continuous improvement in support of the University鈥檚 student-centered mission, the pillars of its 2020-2023 strategic plan, and its circular core capabilities.

Institutional Effectiveness at BT天堂 is guided by three driving forces:

  • the mission, vision, and pillars of the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan;
  • the objective and resources required for continuous improvement by individual units, departments, faculty and staff;
  • and the requirements of our accrediting body, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The model below illustrates the ethos and structure of Institutional Effectiveness at the American University of Paris.

Figure 1.2.1 The figure is a model for the Institutional Effectiveness process at BT天堂. The outer ring, filled by the large arrows represents the process calendar with the different phases of the assessment cycle, the second ring shows the data gathering and reporting process, the third ring shows the different stages of the budget cycle, and the fourth ring shows the associated consultation and communication process that accompany budgetary development. The inner circle, in red, represents the fact that the Institutional Effectiveness process is intended to support the mission, objectives and learning outcomes at all institutional levels.