Institutional Effectiveness

  1. Home
  2. About
  3. Institutional Effectiveness

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to foster a culture of continuous improvement. This is accomplished through consulting with departments on annual plans, objectives, and assessments; ensuring planning processes inform budgeting decisions; providing data reports and analysis to support informed decision-making; steering institution-level accreditation processes and supporting program-level accreditation; providing excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders; and aligning curriculum changes with accreditation considerations.


Athens Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree.  Questions about the accreditation of Athens Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website.

Substantive Change Procedures

View Policies (Revised Oct. 2022)

Strategic Goals

ATC is currently updating its strategic plan, which will be posted here once it is approved and adopted.

Student Achievement Data: 

Athens Technical College identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the college’s mission, the nature of the students it serves, and the kinds of programs offered. ATC has identified the following performance indicators to show evidence of student success: IPEDS Graduation Rates, Fall-to-Fall Retention of Beginning Students, and Placement Rates.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Laurie McDowell

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness

AthensI-402 D



Dr. Kristen Douglas

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

Athens CampusI-402