Institutional Effectiveness

About the Office


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)

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.

Strategic Plan 2023-2028: ATC The Destination

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Laurie McDowell

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness

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Dr. Kristen Douglas

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

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