The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is the central coordinating
unit for activities relating to grant development and institutional effectiveness
including planning and evaluation, instructional research and compliance with accrediting
Dr. Lindy McCain
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Affairs
Dr. Stephanie C. Diffey
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Diane Harman, Goodman Campus
Holmes Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates. 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 Holmes Community College.
Specific programs of Holmes Community College are recognized by the following state, regional, and national organizations and accrediting agencies:
The Office of Institutional Research regularly receives data from various local, state, and national sources, which provide a wide range of important evaluative and assessment information on a regular basis. From these reports and institutional data, the Office of Institutional Research develops tables, graphical displays, and narratives for administrative, educational support, and instructional units of Holmes Community College to use as a research base for strategic planning.
Holmes Community College assesses all instructional programs, administrative units, and student support units on an annual basis for the purpose of improving student learning, services, and administrative efficiency. These assessment activities are evident in the unit or programs assessment worksheets as well as the various campus-wide surveys in which students and staff review the programs and services provided by this institution.
At Holmes Community College, strategic planning for all programs and departments is done on an annual basis. The institution develops annual objectives after the college gathers results from the previous year's Program or Unit assessments, Student Evaluations of Instructors, Faculty Performance Evaluations, Administrative Evaluations, and various campus surveys. In addition to using assessment results, each unit and program completes a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to aid in planning and improvement.
Holmes Community College requires all employees to participate in the professional development program. Requirements may be fulfilled by participating in graduate study, research, professional meetings or in-service training. Documentation of professional development activities is due to the Office of Institutional Research by the first Friday of May of each year.