Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative Goals

In 2013/14, legislation established a new system of indicators and goals to encourage improvement in institutional effectiveness at California community colleges. Education code 84754.6 stipulates that, as a condition of receipt of Student Success and Support Program funds, each college develop, adopt and post a goals framework that address four areas:

  1. Student Performance and Outcomes,
  2. Accreditation Status,
  3. Fiscal Viability, and
  4. Programmatic Compliance with State and Federal Guidelines.

In 2016, a fifth area was added: E. College Choice.

For the second year of the initiative, the Chancellor’s Office is requiring all California Community Colleges to submit data on several additional indicators. For 2016, Taft College has adopted the framework of indicators approved by the Board of Governors and, through the Governance Council and its subcommittees, has established goals as follows:

Area Indicator 1 Year Goal 6 Year Goal
A. Student Performance and Outcomes 1. Math Remedial Rate 35.9% 37.9%
2. Successful Course Completion 77.7% 79.7%
B. Accreditation Status 3. Accreditation Status Fully Reaccredited Fully Reaccredited
C. Fiscal Viability 4. FTES 2,623 2,757
5. Fund Balance 25% 25%
D. Compliance w/ State & Federal Guidelines 6. Audit Opinion Unmodified w/ No Findings or Recommendations Unmodified w/ No Findings or Recommendations
E. College Choice 7. English Remedial Rate 46.2% 48.2%
8. Spring Successful Course Completion 85.0% 86.0%

These goals were approved by the Board of Trustees on June 8, 2016, and were submitted to the Chancellor’s Office on June 9, 2016.