Creating an Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Map

The University Assessment Council (UAC) developed the Institutional Effectiveness Map (IE Map) as a tool to help administrative and academic support units at RIT to facilitate planning and identify measureable goals. One unique feature is the focus on tying results to planning and budgeting processes. The IE Map provides an opportunity for all administrative units to align to their division goals and RIT’s Strategic Plan and demonstrate how they support institutional effectiveness. 

Each administrative unit develops an Institutional Effectiveness Map using their existing strategic plans, scorecard, etc.  This tool is also known as an assessment plan. Maps should align to RIT's Strategic Plan.

Administrative and academic support units in RIT divisions have made significant progress in developing Institutional Effectiveness Maps (IE Map) or assessment plans. For a list of the IE Maps that are completed or in progress, see below:

Academic Affairs

Career Services and Cooperative Education Completed
Honors Program Completed
Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) Completed
University Advising Office Completed
International Education and Global Programs Completed
Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment Completed
Office of the Registrar Completed
Office of Summer Programming Completed
University Center for Engaging K-12  Completed
University Exploration Program Completed
University Writing Program Completed
Wallace Center Completed

Diversity & Inclusion

HEOP Completed
I'm First Program Completed
McNair Scholars Program Completed
Multicultural Center
for Academic Success
Native American
Future Stewards Program
Office for Diversity and Inclusion Completed
Office of Faculty Recruitment
and Retention

Enrollment Management and Career Services

Financial Aid and Scholarships In Progress
Part-time and Graduate Enrollment Services In Progress
Undergraduate Admissions In Progress

Finance & Administration

Budget & Financial Planning Services Completed
Controllers Office Completed
Facilities Management Services Completed
Global Risk Management Services Completed
Human Resources Completed
Information & Technology Services Completed
Institute Audit, Compliance
& Advisement
Institutional Research & Policy Studies Completed
Office of Compliance and Ethics Completed
Office of Legal Affairs Completed
Student Auxiliary Services Completed

Marketing and Communications

M&C Finance and Administration In Progress
RIT Production Services In Progress
University Communications In Progress
University Creative Services In Progress
University Marketing and Branding In Progress
University Web Services In Progress

NTID Office of the President

NTID Office of the President/VP and Dean of RIT Completed
NTID Center on Employment In Progress
NTID Office of Diversity and Inclusion In Progress
NTID Admissions In Progress

Office of Development

Administrative Management
& Assessment
Advancement Services In Progress
Alumni Parent & Annual Giving Programs In Progress
DAR Marketing & Communication In Progress
University Development and Engagement In Progress

Office of Government & Community Relations

Government & Community Relations Completed

Student Affairs

Academic Support Center Completed
Assessment, Technology and Communications Completed
Center for Campus Life Completed
Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement Completed
Center for Recreation and Intramurals Completed
Center for Residence Life Completed
Center for Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution Completed
Center for Women and Gender Completed
Counseling and Psychological Services Completed
Disability Services  Completed
English Language Center Completed
Intercollegiate Athletics Completed
International Student Services Completed
Margaret’s House Completed
Parent and Family Programs Completed
Student Health Center Completed
Student Learning Support & Assessment
-   College Restoration Program Completed
-   Spectrum Support Program Completed
Student Wellness
-   Health Promotion Completed
-   Wellness Education Completed

Planning Guide

The Institutional Effectiveness Planning Guide provides guidance for completing your administrative unit's IE Map. Please use the following resources to support continuous improvement efforts.

For any questions related to Institutional Effectiveness at RIT, contact

Dr. Anne G. Wahl, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Accreditation