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Division of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness

Message from the Vice Provost, Wanda P. Smith

The Division of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness (SIE) provides a foundation for informed decision-making at the College. Our mission statement is straight forward. Our core function descriptions are succinct, but embody a myriad of activities that support the mission. As a team, we are dedicated to facilitating, coordinating, and guiding the college’s accreditation activities; leading the strategic planning process; supervising and carrying out the college’s institutional research functions; providing data and analysis for decision-making at a variety of levels throughout the College; assisting internal stakeholders with their research and assessment needs; helping monitor institutional compliance with all federal, state and local regulations; and coordinating College reporting to governmental agencies and external constituents in the most timely and accurate manner possible.

We look forward to working with you.


Engage the Miami Dade College community in a strategic, systematic, and evidence-driven process of continuous improvement to fulfill the College's mission.

Core Functions

  • Provide leadership and oversight of the College's institutional quality and effectiveness activities, including but not limited to research, planning, accreditation, assessment, and evaluation
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and report data for strategic decision support and compliance
  • Serve as stewards of data and information
  • Educate information producers, users, and consumers on the strategic and ethical use of data to help improve student achievement and success, educational quality, and institutional performance
  • Collaboratively build college-wide capacity to advance data informed decision making.
  • Enhance the coordinated, decentralized ability to work with data and information.


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.