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Institutional Effectiveness Planning provides administrative stewardship to ensure that institutional planning, assessment, and accreditation standards are integrated across all units of the College.  Through engagement with national, regional, state and local agencies in higher education, IEP collaborates with faculty, staff and administrative leadership to achieve and sustain institutional effectiveness and compliance.


Rhodes State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. (800) 621-7440. The College is accredited by the HLC to award Associate degrees and Certificates.

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Rhodes State considers perspectives of internal and external constituent groups before implementing plans of action using a comprehensive SIEPS model.

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The assessment process at Rhodes confirms success of student learning across curricular and co-curricular activities and verifies the impact on student learning across departments.

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Shared Governance

Shared Governance is centered around 7 guiding principles which serve to define a sustainable relationship among faculty, students, staff, College leadership, and the Board of Trustees.

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Institutional Research

Institutional Research (IR) ensures the highest level of integrity, confidentiality, and customer service for all data-driven projects and has the primary responsible for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and warehousing quantitative and qualitative data to inform College-wide decision-making and planning.

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The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects recruited to participate in a research study conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated. The role of the IRB is to ensure the protection of human participants in a research study.

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Meet Our Team

Nanette Smith

Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness Planning
(419) 995-8016

Lindsey Balliet

Institutional Research Coordinator
(567) 242-5973

Andrei Iacob

Research Analyst
(419) 995-8056

Pam Mooneyhan

Administrative Assistant
(419) 995-8410