Institutional effectiveness is the systematic, integrated and ongoing process of planning and evaluating data and information related to the goals and outcomes developed to support Belmont University’s mission.
Belmont's emphasis on institutional effectiveness is guided by its mission to provide “an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.”
Belmont is an institution committed to student learning, entrepreneurial thinking and action, and exceptional administrative services. Over the last 10 years, Belmont University has engaged in a series of broad institutional planning discussions in order to clarify its purpose, define more precisely its strategic position, and sharpen its focus on a set of challenging strategic goals designed to enable it to fulfill its educational mission effectively.
Belmont is recognized nationally for its innovative approaches to academic programming and delivery of administrative services, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness seeks to continue this trend of innovation and improvement by focusing on the following goals:
- Develop a system which effectively evaluates and measures the university’s progress toward its financial and operational performance objectives by identifying areas for innovation, improvement, efficiencies, and cost savings all combined to enhance student learning.
- Provide consultation and training to academic and administrative divisions in establishing financial and performance measures, appropriate goals and assessment activities.
- Proactively seek out ways to change or improve the quality of the University’s current programs and services.
- Continuously keep abreast of current trends, issues, technologies and processes by researching applicable literature and attending various seminars and conferences.
- Examine and evaluate university activities by working collaboratively with the Office of Finance and Accounting to conduct internal analyses appraisals, and provide recommendations to ensure the effectiveness of internal controls.
- Communicate the results of consulting projects and audits via written reports and oral presentations to the president, senior leaders, deans and the audit committee of the board.