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Core Indicators of Institutional Effectiveness

Great Falls College MSU (GFCMSU) is committed to continuous improvement, the evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and the assessment of student learning. This commitment is reflected through an assortment of activities and processes emanating from the College's mission, vision, values, core themes, and strategic plan.

Core Indicator 1.1.1 Workforce Program Enrollment: Participation in applied programs prepares students for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas. Measuring enrollment can help demonstrate whether individuals are finding the programs relevant in their career pathways.

Core Indicator 1.2.1 Workforce Program Retention: The longer students persist in applied programs indicates their increasing acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas.

Core Indicator 1.2.2 Workforce Program Degrees and Graduates: The credentials awarded after the completion of applied programs indicate that students have acquired the necessary skills and competencies for entry into gainful employment or advancement in their current occupational areas.

Core Indicator 1.2.3 Graduate Employment: The degree to which students are employed during the year following their graduation is a good indicator of whether students are graduated with the necessary skills and competencies for employment.

Core Indicator 2.1.1 Transfer Enrollment: Participation in the transfer program indicates the college is fulfilling its two-year mission to prepare students for entry into higher level coursework at a 4-year institution.

Core Indicator 2.1.2 Transfer Retention: The longer students persist in General Education programs indicates their increasing acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a 4-year institution.

Core Indicator 2.1.3 Number of transfer graduates: The credentials awarded after the completion of general education programming indicate that students have acquired the necessary skills and competencies for entry into higher-level coursework at a 4-year institution.

Core Indicator 2.2.1 Student Transfer: As part of its mission to educate and inspire, the college strives to encourage students to pursue higher education. The extent to which students are gaining some college education and then pursuing additional education indicates GFC MSU is fulfilling its educational mission.

Core Indicator 3.1.1 Success in developmental coursework: Measuring success in developmental coursework demonstrates the college is fulfilling its educational mission by promoting subsequent success in college-level coursework and, in turn, college completion.

Core Indicator 4.1.1 Enrollment: The number of enrollments in Lifelong Learning indicates how many current community members are engaged and to what degree they are enriching their lives. This measure uses duplicate headcount as the ability to encourage individuals to return is considered a measure of the value of the courses.

Core Indicator 4.2.1 Resources donated to college: The degree to which industry and community organizations invest in Great Falls College MSU, indicates the degree to which the college is central to the community’s interests.

Core Indicator 4.3.1 Customized training enrollment: The number of enrollments in customized training indicates the number of current employees who are seeking training and to what degree they are advancing their skills in response to current industry needs. This is an indicator of how the college is fulfilling its mission to educate community members.

Core Indicator 4.3.2 Customized training demand: The number of companies whose employees are receiving specialized instruction indicates the degree to which specialized instruction is responding to current industry needs.