The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is the primary office for activities relating to institutional planning and evaluation. This office also serves as the official liaison for GNTC with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Institutional effectiveness at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a comprehensive and integrated system of analysis, planning, implementation, assessment, and continuous application of the results designed to demonstrate the progress of the college in fulfilling its stated mission. This comprehensive and integrated approach to improving quality also involves monitoring local, state, and federal budgeting. Institutional effectiveness employs a system that ensures plans are implemented and evaluated with emphasis on decision-making and changes as a result of the evaluation findings. In addition, research is conducted and results are utilized in the planning and evaluation process.
Programs at GNTC maintain contact with private industry through craft advisory committees. These committees review course curricula, program equipment, and facilities and make recommendations to keep the programs up-to-date and in line with industry standards. Advisory members review the program admissions, content, length, objectives, competency tests, instructional materials, equipment, methods of evaluation, and the skills and/or proficiency required for program completion.
The committee also provides information regarding current business and industrial needs as pertains to job skills and job placement. Recommendations of advisory committees are implemented to improve programs.