Institutional Effectiveness Measures

Institutional Effectiveness Measures (IEM) are ten core effectiveness measures to support the operations of institutional goals and objectives as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
These further support the five performance measures set forth by the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges (UHCC), aligning the College’s planning efforts with those of the UHCC system.

Kapi‘olani Engagement, Learning, and Achievement Model

Integrating IEM with Student Learning

Community College Student
Engagement Measures
1) Faculty-student interaction
2) Active-collaborative learning
3) Academic challenge
4) Student effort
5) Student support
6) Course success rates
7) Fall-spring re-enrollment
% completing
8) Fall-fall re-enrollment
9) Annual number of
certificates and degrees
10) Annual number of transfers
11) % completing a certificate or
degree in 3 years
12) % transferring in 3 years

Student Success Measures

Our four IEM that focus on student achievement include:

  1. Degrees and Certificates
  2. Transfers
  3. Re-enrollment
  4. Course Success

Here are detailed tables tracking the data of these four measures. Demographics include all students, as well as categorized data for Filipino, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Pell recipient populations.


Community College Survey of Student Engagement

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) asks students about their college experience. Examples of questions include:

  • How a student spends one’s time?
  • What students feel they have gained from their classes?
  • How students assess their relationships and interactions with faculty, counselors, and peers?
  • What kinds of work students are challenged to do?
  • How the college supports an individual student’s learning?

The College uses five CCSSE benchmarks as IEM:

  • Active and collaborative learning
  • Academic challenge
  • Student effort
  • Faculty-student interaction
  • Support for learners


Learning Outcomes

To learn more about assessment or Taskstream at Kapi‘olani Community College, contact the Institutional Assessment Coordinator Don Westover at or visit our assessment website.

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