Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is the ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation process at Pamlico Community College. The department engages in efforts to continuously improve institutional quality and effectiveness through the systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with the mission of the college.

Major functions include assessment of institutional effectiveness, accreditation leadership, institutional research and reporting, and strategic planning.


Assessment of outcomes is a college-wide process of identifying expected outcomes, assessing the achievement of these outcomes, and providing evidence of improvement based on the analysis of results. Pamlico Community College engages in multiple assessment cycles to include administrative support services, educational support services, and academic programs.

Curriculum programs at the College are assessed at the program level (Program Student Learning Outcomes) and course level (Course Learning Outcomes). The assessment cycles ensure ongoing accountability and quality improvements to support the mission and goals of the institution.


The Institutional Effectiveness department provides a leadership role in the ongoing institutional compliance with the Principles of Accreditation published by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The College was last reaffirmed in 2013, and is currently engaged in reaffirmation efforts for 2023.

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness serves as the Accreditation Liaison. The liaison provides accreditation leadership by ensuring that compliance with accreditation requirements is incorporated into the planning and evaluation processes at the College.

 SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation for Quality Enhancement

SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy and Procedures

 PCC Guide to Significant Departure

Research and Reporting

Pamlico Community College evaluates student achievement as it relates to the mission of the college to provide accessible and affordable quality education, workforce training, and lifelong learning opportunities.

IPEDS Graduation Rates

NCCCS Performance Measures

NCCCS Interactive Dashboards
Dashboards include system and college-level data views, disaggregations, and historical trends. Link to Dashboard

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Plan integrates division and academic program-level planning efforts at the college and informs budget decisions and administrative decisions. Progress toward achieving the College’s strategic goals is routinely evaluated and initiatives are adjusted to support institutional improvement.

PCC Strategic Plan (2021-2031)


Brandy Leder
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
252-249-1851 x3064
Delamar, Room 102D

Feta Rowe
Assessment Specialist/QEP Director
252-249-1851 ext. 3046
Delamar, Room 102E

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