Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research (IEPR) assists HCTC units with accreditation, strategic planning, assessment and continuous enhancement, and institutional research. Review a brief introduction to IEPR at HCTC.
Hazard Community and Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hazard Community and Technical College. Some academic programs are also accredited.
Guide the college-wide institutional effectiveness, planning, and research processes at HCTC by monitoring the processes, providing follow-up where necessary, and offering training, information, and assistance as needed. The HCTC institutional effectiveness, planning, and research processes include facilitating college-wide strategic planning, facilitating and administering assessment activities, providing data through institutional research, and, under the direction of the HCTC SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, monitoring SACSCOC accreditation activities. The HCTC grant writing processes include facilitating the discovery and pursuit of new grant opportunities, in conjunction with interested constituent groups, including the completion of the grant application and managing the submission procedure.
Monthly institutional effectiveness updates are prepared and distributed to college employees.
Germaine Shaffer, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research
Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive
Hazard, Kentucky 41701