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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is responsible for the functions of accreditation, grant initiatives, institutional research, and strategic planning. Utilizing a data-informed decision-making process, institutional effectiveness at NWACC follows the Academic Quality Improvement (AQIP) model. Reaccreditation, continuous improvement of programs and services, providing accurate and timely data and information to college constituents, securing and managing institutional grants that support the college mission, and progress in meeting the College's mission and vision are results of the work of this office.

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is to optimize institutional effectiveness through facilitating an evidence based, organizational culture of continuous improvement (CI) supported by effective processes, valid measures, and appropriate assessment. The office also strives to assist faculty, staff, and administrators seek, apply for, and receive external funding to promote innovation and meet the educational needs of students.

The NWACC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants has 4 areas of responsibilities: Accreditation,  Grants, Research and Strategic Planning.