Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness

Performance Measures
Research Request

Lenoir Community College connects hope to opportunity.

(Approved by Board of Trustees March 25, 2019)

The mission of Lenoir Community College is to meet the personal, cultural, and professional educational needs of our students through affordable, accessible, and innovative educational programs.

(Approved by Board of Trustees March 25, 2019)

Lenoir Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lenoir Community College.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Research and review statistical information about the students, financial aid, college operation, and more at Lenoir Community College using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data base. The data is provided by LCC through the college’s annual reporting requirement with the federal government.



Institutional Effectiveness is the systematic and continuous process of collecting, analyzing, and distributing data and information linked to goals and outcomes developed by each program to embrace the mission and vision of Lenoir Community College. Institutional Effectiveness is an ongoing, cyclical process composed of goal setting, implementation, evaluation, assessment, and improvement that is applied at every level of the College and involves all faculty, staff, and students. It is a fundamental part of the College’s commitment to continuous improvement of programs and services. At LCC, we are committed to the review of our mission, goals, and objectives, and to the measurement, evaluation, and reporting of the outcomes of our activities to ensure quality service.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides administrative assistance, coordination, information, and data analysis for the College’s planning and research activities. The Office works collaboratively with all members of the College to fulfill the educational mission of the North Carolina Community College System and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Colleges) while achieving the mission and vision of the College. The office facilitates the incorporation of assessment, planning, and institutional research to evaluate and enhance all academic programs and services.

Institutional Effectiveness

The Office collects, analyzes, organizes, and disseminates data and institutional information by conducting the following activities:

  • Providing leadership that encourages campus-wide participation in the planning process
  • Facilitating and serving as the liaison for the collection, distribution, and exchange of college-wide information to support institutional decision-making, planning, and reporting
  • Guiding the development, implementation, and assessment of strategic planning and institutional improvement throughout the College

  • Coordinating institutional evaluation and assessment activities
  • Developing and publishing institutional reports
  • Assisting with the development of appropriate outcomes and evaluation measurements
  • Facilitating the utilization of evaluation results to improve processes
  • Assisting programs with compliance and accreditation requirements
  • Guiding the College through a successful Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Colleges) reaffirmation process and assisting in the preparation of responses
  • Monitoring the utilization of institutional goals and objectives in the development of the College budget

For more information:
Jonathan Tyndall
Director of Innovation and Effectiveness

Admin (Building 003), Room 121M
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 319
Fax: (252) 233-6889

For more information:
Susan Nobles
Research Coordinator

Admin (Building 3), Room 121N
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 321
Fax: (252) 233-6879
For more information:
Dr. Deborah Grimes
Senior Vice President of Instruction and Student Services/SACSCOC College Liaison

Admin (Building 003), Room 104
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 344
Fax: (252) 233-6879