Welcome to the division of Research, Analytics, and Planning! As its name implies, the purpose of the division is to coordinate and evaluate institutional planning and assessment processes and to conduct institutional research in support of the College’s continuous improvement efforts. The division recognizes the value of teamwork and broad-based participation in its endeavors. In fact, we believe they are essential in order to promote the College’s Vision, Mission, and Values as well as to support a campus climate which is conducive to continuous improvement. (Note: Several of the following documents are available via internal access only.)  

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In order to ensure the College is accomplishing its mission, Northeast State periodically conducts various assessments of its programs, courses, services, etc.. You may be asked to participate in one or more surveys, interviews, focus groups, or other types of assessment to evaluate these processes. Please be assured that the College protects the privacy of its respondents. Our goal is to continually improve our programs and services to ensure your satisfaction and success, and we value your input.

Inquiries, comments, or request for information can be sent to:

Susan E. Graybeal, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Institutional Effectiveness Officer
P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617-0246
Tel: 423.354.2445
Fax: 423.323.0209