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VVC Institutional Effectiveness Scorecard

This site represents a compilation of qualitative and quantitative performance measures used to gauge progress on district goals set forth by Board Policy 1200. These measures are offered as a starting point for campus-wide dialogue about our effectiveness in achieving district goals so that actionable responses can be developed to improve institutional processes and practices across all campus operations.

Each tab relates to 1 of 4 district goals. Click on the tab to view the data supporting that district goal.

  • Fiscal Stability
  • Student Success
  • Accreditation
  • Image

The College's financial resources will remain sufficient to support quality programs and services, and the ongoing improvement of all college operations. 


Are we productive?

 Are we fiscally healthy?

We are at 94% of our productivity
goal for the year.

 13 of 16 fiscal health indicators have been met
according to the FMCAT Fiscal Review


                 Productivity-WSCH per FTEF       

NOTE: For institutions of higher education, the productivity target of 525 is a standard that represents the total student contact hours a full-time faculty member should have in one academic year. Although 525 is ideal, an important variable that moderates productivity is scheduling: Courses as offered may not lend themselves to reaching 525 due to section capping or other limitations on enrollment. For productivity by discipline, click here.


Fiscal health indicators 


Have we used resources effectively?

Section efficiency and course success rates remain high and stable, indicating
there have been no negative impacts of cost saving measures on student achievement

 Chart showing effectiveness of resource use


The College's courses, programs, and support services advance student success.



       CCCCO Student Success Scorecard Button                    Gainful employment disclosures             

          US College Scorecard logo                             CCCCO Core Indicator Reports   




 Are our students learning?

The results below are from the Spring 2013 administration of the ETS© Proficiency Profile to a sample of 260 VVC students. They represent our Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for AY 2012-2013. The term “proficient” is defined by here.

Institutional Learning Outcomes for VVC


 Institutional Learning Outcomes for Benchmarks



Are our students completing their courses and programs?
(NOTE:  TARGET represents institution-set standard determined by faculty on 2013 Annual Report to the ACCJC)

Overall Course Success
Fall 2012

Course success rate



Degrees Awarded

Degrees awarded

Certificates Awarded

Certificates Awarded 

Are our students moving on?


Fall-to-Fall Persistence
2011 to 2012

Fall-to-fall persistence rate


Transfer to 4-Year

*CCCCO Transfer Velocity Cohort

Employment Placement
in CTE Fields

Employment Placement in CTE Careers 
** From Core Indicator Reports, 2013-2014



 All recommendations from the ACCJC will be fully addressed to reaffirm and maintain the College's accreditation status.



What is our current accreditation status?

VVC is a fully accredited institution of higher education by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association Schools and Colleges. (Click here for most recent notice from ACCJC).


What are the current ACCJC recommendations for VVC?

Recommendation 1 - Update mission and Educational Master Plan [RESOLVED]
Recommendation 2 - Continous improvement of institutional processes [RESOLVED]*
Recommendation 3 - Student learning outcomes assessment [RESOLVED]*
Recommendation 4 - Cultivate positive campus climate [RESOLVED]
Recommendation 5 - Distance education leadership [RESOLVED]
Recommendation 6 - Develop long-term fiscal plans [RESOLVED]*
Recommendation 7 - Build and maintain system for leadership [RESOLVED]
Recommendation 8 - Limit Trustee role in institutional operations [RESOLVED]

*The ACCJC continues to require follow-up on these recommendations.


For up-to-date information, go to Accreditation @ VVC.



The College's reputation among High Desert residents will be that of a quality institution of higher education.

The images appearing below are "word clouds," a visual representation of comments gathered during focused discussions from the constituency groups indicated. The relative size of the word indicates how frequently the word was used. It is offered on this initial scorecard as qualitative evidence of our starting point and, therefore, a basis for ample discussions about our current image and the opportunities for improvement that exist.



What do community perceptions say about our image?*

Community perceptions word cloud

*From community focus groups conducted during development of Educational Master Plan 2012. For details, click here.



What do student perceptions say about our image?**

Student perceptions word cloud

**Results from Student Campus Climate, Part 1 administered Fall 2013 term.



What do employee perceptions say about our image?***

Employee perceptions word cloud

***For detailed information about past Campus Climate surveys, click here.