Office of Assessment, Research and Planning

The Office of Assessment, Research and Planning (ARP) is an integral part of institutional effectiveness and planning at Midlands Technical College (MTC). ARP collects, analyzes, and disseminates accurate and timely information in support of MTC’s institutional strategic planning, decision-making, accreditation, and internal/external reporting.

ARP provides institutional dashboards for data visualizations used throughout MTC that includes data from various internal and external sources such as, Integrated Postsecondary Data Education Systems (IPEDS), the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), The National Student Clearinghouse (NSCH), and other sources. ARP provides quality actionable data and information to support fact-based decision-making.

ARP also manages and coordinates the college’s institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). ARP provides leadership to ensure the college meets SACSCOC accreditation standards, works with departments on substantive changes, submits annual reports to SACSCOC, and supports programs in their accreditation. The Director of ARP serves as the SACSCOC accreditation liaison.

In addition, the ARP office manages and coordinates the college’s strategic planning process. ARP staff works with the college’s executive leadership to design and implement a multi-year strategic plan, as well as track and report on key performance indicators (KPI’s) associated with the strategic plan.

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