Over the past three decades, the North Carolina Community College System has utilized numerous processes to ensure public accountability for state monies spent. These processes have included fiscal audits, program audits, institutional effectiveness plans and program review.
In 1993, the State Board of Community Colleges began monitoring performance data on specific measures to ensure public accountability for programs and services. In 1998, the General Assembly directed the State Board to review past performance measures and define standards to ensure programs and services offered by community colleges in North Carolina were of sufficient quality.
In 2010, President Scott Ralls established a Performance Measures Committee to develop new performance-based student success measures to go into effect in 2013. After a year of researching, drafting, and soliciting feedback from college faculty and staff on potential measures, the Committee formally presented the current measures.
The most current information on Isothermal Community College and Performance Measures outcomes can be found at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/performance-measures.
Policy Number: 202-02-03