The mission of Weatherford College is to provide effective learning opportunities that enrich the lives of its students and the communities it serves.

Institutional effectiveness is integral to achieving the college mission and insuring continuous quality improvement in programs and services.

The components of institutional effectiveness at Weatherford College are planning, implementation, assessment, and improvement. These components are supported by in-depth institutional research and a commitment of all areas of the college to focus on learning and student outcomes.

Weatherford College engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes that include systematic reviews of the College Mission, goals, and outcomes and result in continuing improvement in quality of programs and services.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) assists and supports the college in developing, implementing, and assessing its Strategic Plan. This office maintains this web site linked from the WC website and serves as a portal to a description of the college planning process, faculty assessment manual, staff assessment manual, College Information Available Online (c.i.a.o.), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) data, including Perkins Data Resources, and links to the online assessment and planning management system (Campus Labs' Compliance Assist), and SACS guidelines and resources. The IE office provides departmental data from the previous calendar year to facilitate departmental self-assessments for budgeting purposes and establishes planning timelines, conducts training, and leads the college's strategic planning process. The IE office staff consists of the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Data Analyst-Programmer, and the Administrative Assistant.