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Institutional Development, Effectiveness, and Accreditation (IDEA)

The Institutional Development, Effectiveness and Accreditation Committee (IDEA), formerly known as the Strategic Planning, Assessment and Accreditation Committee (SPAA), meets on the fourth Friday of the month at Noon via Microsoft Teams.  


IDEA is a representative body whose mission is to advance the strategic direction of Helena College through assessment and planning. The committee also has oversight for activities related to maintaining institutional compliance with regional accreditation policies and standards.

Committee Members

  • Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness – Chair
  • Dean/CEO (Ex-Officio)
  • Assistant to the Dean/CEO – Recorder
  • Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs
  • Director of Community Engagement & Workforce Development Education Center
  • Executive Director of Career Technical Education
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Faculty Senate President
  • Faculty Representative
  • Staff Senate President
  • Associated Students of Helena College President
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