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Office of Enterprise Project Management, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (EPMP-IE)


EPMP-IE Mission: To support MCC in identifying its strategic choices, continuous improvement, and performance tracking to ensure all employees see the impact of their role in supporting the College’s mission and collectively achieving its vision.

Part of EPMP-IE’s mission is to facilitate continuous improvement through systematic documentation of performance measures for institutional operations in support of MCC's mission and its accreditation obligations. EPMP-IE reviews progress and provides both formative and summative feedback during each yearly planning cycle.


MCC Defines Institutional Effectiveness (IE) as follows:

A structured approach supporting the ongoing, systematic, and integrated institution wide research based yearly planning and evaluation of operational processes.

The philosophical provenance of institutional effectiveness is continuous improvement, which the College achieves through the development and implementation of Institutional Effectiveness Plans (IEPs). As planning units "close the loop" each cycle year in July, they are able to analyze the results of their plans, request budget dollars for the upcoming fiscal year, and apply lessons learned for the next IE cycle which starts in September. Currently, the College has more than 50 planning units who complete IEPs.

Thereby the mainstay of MCC's IE process is the submission and implementation of IEPs, which provide for the development and implementation of unit plans that are aligned with strategic plan themes and organizational goals. The IE process and planning helps to ensure that all units engage in operational tactics that address strategic priorities in support of the College's mission: Preparing Students, Creating Opportunities, Serving Communities.

The graphic below shows the flow of how this process helps inform conversations at the start of each budget cycle:

IE Timeline

Contact Us

Please reach out to us anytime, for more information about the IE process or general EPMP-IE operations.
Telephone: 816.604.1233