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Accountability at Harper College

A commitment to the continuous improvement of all aspects of the mission and values of Harper College.

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional effectiveness is a process that involves the entire institution in the assessment and evaluation of the College's performance on key indicators, called Institutional Effectiveness Measures (IEM). View the current Institutional Effectiveness Dashboard, or find the final status of the 2016 IEM targets here.

Institutional Accountability Report

The Institutional Accountability Report details the accomplishments achieved by Harper College against its Institutional Effectiveness Measures, Strategic Plan and Operational Plan in any given year. Download the 2017 Institutional Accountability Report .PDF

On The Path to 10,604

President Obama has challenged community colleges to produce five million more completions by 2020. In support of this national initiative, Harper College needs to realize 10,604 additional degrees and certificates* earned by 2020. Our hard work is producing results; at the beginning of FY2017 we were 5,099 degree and certificate completions ahead of schedule in realizing this goal.

This graph shows Harper's annual targeted and actual degree and certificate completions. In order to reach the goal of 10,604 additional completions, Harper needed to realize 38,059 total completions by the end of FY2020. With the 2017 Commencement, the College surpassed this goal three years early by reaching an additional 10,984 degrees and certificates granted. Harper continues its commitment to help more students complete and succeed and will track and report on its progress through 2020 and beyond.

10,604 chart

Target Degrees and Certificates represents the annual target and includes the additional degrees and certificates needed to reach the 10,604 goal. If the annual targets are met, the overall goal of 10,604 additional completions will be achieved.

Actual Degrees and Certificates represents the total number of degrees and certificates conferred.  If the number is above the annual target, this indicates additional completions above the 10,604 goal.

*Additional degrees and certificates refer to those above the baseline of 2,288 credentials conferred in 2008

Outcomes Assessment

Outcomes assessment at Harper College is the process of collecting, analyzing and using data about student learning to focus institutional efforts on improving student achievement and the learning experience. Learn more about Outcomes Assessment.

Institutional Documents

Institutional documents include the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Community Survey Executive Summary, Environmental Scan, Fact Book and Institutional Review Board Manual. Learn more about Institutional Documents.