Institutional Effectiveness


Driven by UCC’s vision and mission, planning provides long and short-term direction to the College and includes establishing measurable outputs, outcomes, and associated indicators of success.

Resource Allocation

Resource allocation ensures that the College deploys its resources (people, money, space, technology, and equipment) to effectively achieve the College’s goals, priorities, and plans.


Assessment processes provide data and analyses that enable UCC to evaluate the progress made against the measurable indicators defined during planning. The results identify areas for improvement, inform planning and decision-making, and allow the College to close the loop in a cycle of continuous improvement. Assessment takes place in all areas of operation.
UCC Academic Assessment Handbook

Institutional Indicators

UCC identified eleven institutional indicators as key metrics used to measure successful mission fulfillment. The UCC 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is aligned with the institutional indicators.

Mission Fulfillment and Institutional Effectiveness Annual Report

The Mission Fulfillment and Institutional Effectiveness Annual Report, along with the Strategic Plan Annual Report, is part of the College’s on-going self-study process designed to inform strategic directions, guide tactical and operational planning, and inspire continuous improvement.

Academic Strategies and Priorities Annual Report


UCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities NWCCU).
Throughout the seven-year accreditation cycle, UCC evaluates institutional effectiveness to demonstrate fulfillment of the College’s mission.