Institutional Effectiveness

Core Indicators of Institutional Effectiveness

Core Indicators of Effectiveness are broad measures that act as important gauges of institutional effectiveness. Core Indicators’ trends are tracked, analyzed over time, and eventually compared with peer colleges in order to establish benchmarks. Core Indicators of Effectiveness results are publicly shared within the context of celebrating accomplishments and identifying areas needing improvement.

  1. Student Success and Retention Rates
    • Success is the rate (%) of students earning the equivalent grade of C or better. Retention is the rate (%) of students finishing the term
    • Target: incremental improvement of rates
    • See Student Outcomes for additional success and retention data.

  2. Student Persistence Rates
    • Total students’ and first-time degree-seeking students’ rate (%) of return (persistence) from Fall to Spring and Fall to Fall terms, by gender, age, ethnicity, and goal.
    • Target: Incremental improvement of rates
    • See Student Persistence Rates for more detail

  3. Rates of Student Satisfaction and Importance with Programs and Services:
    • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory Survey Results.
    • Target: increase in SSI items rated as Strengths and a decrease of items rated as Challenges from Fall 2003 base year.
    • See Surveys for more information.

  4. Number of Students Receiving Awards:
    • Annual number of Associate degrees and Certificates awarded.
    • Target: steady increase in numbers.
    • See the Student Outcomes for awards by major program.

  5. Number of Transfers:
    • Annual number of BC students transferring to a California public university.
    • Target: steady increase in numbers.
    • See Transfers for additional information

  6. Licensure/Certification Pass Rates:
    • Including: Registered Nursing graduates; Vocational Nursing certificate completers, Radiologic Technology graduates, and Automotive, Welding Other BC Career and Technical Programs certificate completers.
    • Target: incremental improvement of rates.
    • See Allied Health licensure rates for additional information.

  7. Annual FTES:
    • Annual FTES (Full-time Equivalent Students) College-wide and by Department.
    • arget: College-wide annual increase to meet or exceed KCCD assigned growth target.

  8. FTES/FTEF Productivity Ratio:
    • Ratio of Full-time Equivalent Student/Full-time Equivalent Faculty.
    • Target: College-wide target ratio is 17.5 per term and 35 annually or greater. Annual FTES/FTEF ratio of 35 is equal to the annual state target of 525 WSCH/FTEF (Weekly Student Contact Hours)
    • See Enrollment Management for additional information.

  9. 75/25 (Full-Time/Part-Time Faculty) Ratio:
    • California CCR Title V defined ratio of full-time equivalent (FTE) full-time faculty to part-time faculty.
    • Target: State mandate requires 75% or more of FTE faculty is full-time.
    • See Full-Time/Part-Time Faculty 75/25 Ratio for additional information.

  10. General Education Institutional Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Institution-level general education SLOs are being developed by the General Education subcommittee of BC’s Curriculum Committee in concert with the BC Academic Senate’s Assessment Committee.