Institutional Development, Effectiveness, and Accreditation (IDEA)


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.


First and third Wednesday of each month, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Committee Members

  • Jessie Pate, (Chair), Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Marika Adamek, Assistant Registrar
  • Ashleigh Taylor ASHC representative
  • Kasandra Reddington, Accessibility Services Coordinator/Advisor
  • Phillip Sawatzki, Biological Sciences Instructor, Faculty Senate Representative
  • Bryon Steinwand, IT & Programming Instructor, & Assessment Database Developer
  • Cody Torres, Welding Instructor
  • Sandy Bauman, Dean/CEO (Ex-Officio)
  • Melanie Heinitz, Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Recorder
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