Institutional Research & Effectiveness

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness is to create a culture of evidence within Southside Virginia Community College.  Our goal is to collect meaningful, needed data and empower SVCC’s leaders to make informed decisions with that evidence.  This culture also includes conducting regular and meaningful assessments of all academic programs and administrative and student support services.  The results are made available for administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders for the purpose of effective institutional planning.  This process is ongoing and is designed to assist the institution in completing its mission and ensuring student success.  For more information about institutional research and effectiveness practices, including program and administrative unit assessment, please consult SVCC's Institutional Effectiveness Framework.

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness coordinates the following efforts:

Assessment of Academic Programs

Program Advisory Committees
and Minutes

Assessment of Administrative Support
and Student Services

Quality Enhancement Plan 2017-2022

Curriculum Committee

SACSCOC and Accreditation

Data Collection and Reporting

SCHEV Reporting

Gainful Employment Data 

Strategic Planning

Institutional Planning 

Student Achievement Research
and Goals


Contact the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness:

Robin Daniel
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
(434) 736-2024

Mrs. Wendy Ezell
Institutional Research Coordinator
(434) 736-2077