The Office of Institutional Effectiveness integrates program review, assessment and data research to enable the College to report on and analyze the effectiveness of its programs and services.

IRE Staff

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Sherry Davis




Hill College

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

112 Lamar Drive

Hillsboro, Texas 76055

Office Location

Administration Building



Hill College Office of Institutional Effectiveness refers to SACSCOC “The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement”, Sixth Edition: 2017, for guidance on general expectations for institutional effectiveness.  The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is charged with providing overarching direction in regards to college-wide Institutional Effectiveness processes.  The department utilizes SACSCOC standards 7: Institutional Planning and Effectiveness and 8: Student Achievement as a foundation for institutional effectiveness practices at Hill College.

Institutional Planning and Effectiveness


7.1 The institution engages in ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated research-based planning and evaluation processes that (a) focus on institutional quality effectiveness and (b) incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with its mission.       
7.2 The institution has a Quality Enhancement Plan that (a) has a topic identified through its ongoing, comprehensive planning and evaluation processes; (b) has broad-based support of institutional constituencies; (c) focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student success; (d) commits resources to initiate, implement, and complete the QEP; and (e) includes a plan to assess achievement.        
7.3 The institution identifies expected outcomes of its administrative support services and demonstrates the extent to which the outcomes are achieved.


Student Achievement

8.1 The institution identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the institution’s mission, the nature of thestudents it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. The institution uses multiple measures to document student success. 
8.2 The institution identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of seeking improvement based on analysis of the results in the areas below: 1.  Student learning outcomes for each of its educational programs. (Student outcomes: educational programs)2.  Student learning outcomes for collegiate-level general education competencies of its undergraduate degree programs. (Student outcomes: general education) 3.  Academic and student services that support student success. (Student outcomes: academic and student service)

Hill College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hill College.

Quality Enhancement Plan
Hill College's SACSCOC Liaison

Jessyca Brown

Vice President of External Affairs


Substantive Change

SACSCOC defines substantive change as “a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of an accredited institution.”

For Hill College, a substantive change would address the following:

  • Any change in the established mission or objectives of the institution
  • Any change in legal status, form of control, or ownership of the institution
  • The addition of courses or programs that represent a significant departure, either in content or method of delivery, from those that were offered when the institution was last evaluated
    • Expanding at current degree level (significant departure from current programs);
    • Initiating a certificate program at employer's request and on short notice;
    • Initiating other certificate programs;
    • Altering significantly the length of a program;
  • The addition of courses or programs of study at a degree or credential level different from that which is included in the institution’s current accreditation or reaffirmation
  • A change from clock hours to credit hours
  • A substantial increase in the number of clock or credit hours awarded for successful completion of a program
  • The establishment of an additional location geographically apart from the main campus at which the institution offers at least 50% of an educational program
  • The establishment of a branch campus
  • Closing a program, off-campus site, branch campus or institution
  • Entering into a collaborative academic arrangement that includes only the initiation of a dual or joint academic program with another institution
  • Acquiring another institution or a program or location of another institution
  • Adding a permanent location at a site where the institution is conducting a teach-out program for a closed institution
  • Entering into a contract by which an entity not eligible for Title IV funding offers 25% or more of one or more of the accredited institution’s programs
Hill College Substantive Change Procedure

Institutional Effectiveness Committee

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the on-going, comprehensive, college-wide process of planning and evaluation for the purpose of ensuring the College is achieving its mission and goals in continually improving its programs and services.

Institutional Effectiveness Committee:

Chaired by John Versluis and Sherry Davis

     Noelle Barnes
     Tom Bloss
     Jessyca Brown*
     Sherry Davis
     Kathleen Pustejovsky
     John Versluis
     Scott Nalley
     Jamie Jaska
     Joanne Baham 
     Joe Price
     Nancy McKenzie
     Frances Burt
     Rukmani Kuppuswami
     Alisa Carter
*Ex Officio


  • CBM 00A & 00C Q4 Reports
  • IPEDS Fall Opens
  • Perkins End of Year Report
  • TACC Enrollment Report
  • Program Review Orientation
  • Departmental Mission Review
  • Directory List
  • BOF Graduate Report
  • Student Satisfaction Survey (RISC)
  • Clearinghouse Graduate
  • CTE Data Factsheets


  • CBM 002, 00S, & 0E1 Reports
  • CBM 001, 004, 009 & 00M Reports
  • IPEDS Fall Closes
  • Equity in Athletics Survey due
  • Fiscal Audit Data
  • Texas State Data Center Survey
  • Student Financial Wellness (Trellis)
  • Update Historical Enrollment, Graduate, Student Demographic & CE Data Dashboards
  • Texas State Data Center Survey
  • Dual Credit Fall Enrollment Report


  • CB116 Follow-up due
  • Dual Credit Retention
  • Accountability Annual   
  • Program Review Compression
  • Clearinghouse Enrollment
  • Program Cost Study


  • CBM 00A & 00C Q1 Reports
  • IPEDS Winter & Spring Opens 
  • THECB Accountability Report
  • SACS Institutional Profile
  • Update CE Dashboard


  • SACS Institutional Profile due
  • THECB Accountability Data due 
  • Program Review Orientation
  • Clearinghouse Graduate
  • BOF Success Report
  • Administrative Unit Follow-up
  • BOF Success Report
  • CBM 002, 00S, 008 & 0E1 Reports
  • Update Faculty Dashboard
  • Program Review Follow-up


  • CBM 001 & 004
  • IPEDS Winter Closes
  • TACC Enrollment Report
  • Directory List
  • CTE Data Factsheets
  • Retention Study
  • Update Success Point Dashboard
  • Update Historical Enrollment, Student Demographic Dashboards 


  • CBM 00A & 00C Q2 Reports
  • Perkins Biannual Report
  • Employee Engagement Survey
  • Update CE Dashboard




  • IPEDS Spring Closes
  • Budget Drafts due
  • Program Review Compression
  • LBB Performance Measures
  • Perkins Comprehensive Needs Assessment




  • Budget Presentations
  • Texas Tomorrow Survey
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment Due
  • Clearinghouse Graduate





  • CBM 002, 00S, & 0E1 Reports
  • CBM 00A & 00C Q3 Reports
  • CBM 008 Report
  • Perkins RFA Open
  • Administrative Unit Follow-up
  • THECB Licensure Report
  • Administrative Retreat
  • BOF Success Report
  • Strategic Plan Assessment & Report


  • CBM 001 & 004 Reports
  • SACS Financial Profile due
  • Clearinghouse Enrollment
  • Update Program Dashboard
  • Perkins Grant Due
  • Update Historical Enrollment, Student Demographic Dashboards





  • IPEDS Registration
  • CBM 002, 00S, & 001 Reports








Institutional Effectiveness Committee
Update Strategic Plan Activity Dashboard
Clearinghouse Enrollment
Calendar Subject to Change

Instructional Program Review

Each Instructional Program is reviewed through a comprehensive, research based process on a 3-5 year rotation.  Programs complete annual follow-ups to document their progress toward program goals.

Instructional Program Review Rotation

Term & Year Program
Fall 2019 Music PE/Athletic Training Echocardiology HVAC
Spring 2020   Education/Child Care   Industrial Maintenance
Fall 2020 Art Biology Cosmetology Agriculture
Spring 2021 Behavioral Science Continuing Education Communications Welding
Fall 2021 Developmental Studies Physical Sciences Computer Science Automotive
Spring 2022 Emergency Medical Services Drama Nursing Business Administration
Fall 2022 Criminal Justice Mathematics Languages Fire Science
Spring 2023 Social Sciences English Office Administration HVAC
Fall 2024 Music Kinesiology Echocardiology Industrial Maintenance
Spring 2025 Education/Child Care      


Instructional Program Review Documents

 Program Review Instructions

 Program Review Questionnaire

Instructional Annual Follow-up

Annual Follow-up Instructions

Instructional Program Review Hub

Access Instructions for Program Hub

Administrative Outcomes

District Wide Administration

Administrative Services


Information Technology


Student Services Administration

Instructional Administration







Enhance the quality of interactions in the community to drive enrollment

Increase student satisfaction with Administrative Services

Increase the number of user-initiated reports to empower faculty, staff and leadership to make better data-driven decisions.

Eliminate barriers so students are ready to learn on the first class day

Enhance customer service to students

Maximize efficiency of existing groups and communication tools

Increase employee satisfaction with Administrative Services

Enhance the offering of tools needed to better forecast the student’s academic careers at Hill College to improve student success and


Expand student engagement



Reduce the number of student account issues encountered with accessing technology to aid in more efficient student experience, student success, and student retention at Hill College








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