Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Technology
Welcome to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Technology. The purpose of the site is to provide the visitor with information about Georgia Piedmont Technical College's institutional effectiveness system, institutional outcomes, and quality improvement initiatives. We have populated the pages with common data reports, required accreditation information, and descriptions of system components.


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Technology supports the mission of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) by providing accurate, comprehensive, reliable and timely information to support the planning and accountability processes of the College. IET contributes to student success through solicitation and management of grants and contracts to fund innovative programs and initiatives focused on research of best practices in post-secondary education.

Institutional Effectiveness and Technology:

  • Engages in a range of activities involving the collection, analysis and interpretation of research information describing GPTC including students and staff, programs, and management and operations.

  • Assists the president, senior administrators, management, educational committees and faculty and staff in their planning and assessment activities.

  • Serves as a primary contact with state and federal agencies with respect to information reporting.

  • Responds to internal and external information requests.

  • Develops and maintains a cycle of regular GPTC studies, reports and databases to support recurring decision needs of the College.

  • Serves as a reliable source for comprehensive and authoritative information about GPTC.

  • Oversees GPTC responses to national, state and local statistical surveys, questionnaires and other requests for data or information.

  • Facilitates the assessment of student learning, programs, institutional and operational outcomes leading to process improvement.

  • Serves as a resource for techniques of institutional research, research methodologies and the design and execution of information systems.

Vice President: Dr. Mariam Dittmann
Director: Dr. Cristi Carson
Institutional Research Analyst: Marcella Nelson
Telephone: 404.297.9522 Ext. 1142
Address: 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2397