The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to assure academic quality, institutional effectiveness and institutional integrity in achieving the college mission which is the success of our students. This website provides access to the work our office does to increase institutional effectiveness at the College. This includes our work in outcomes research, assessment processes, enrollment management, program review, planning, accreditation, equity, SSSP, Achieving the Dream (ATD), matriculation, and other projects which support Accreditation, college planning, assessment and operational capabilities.
One of our main areas of operation is in accountability reporting. The State of California has established two major reporting systems for college accountability. They are:
Student Success Scorecard: From the Student Success Scorecard website: The Student Success Task Force (SSTF) recommended the implementation of a new accountability framework, whose purpose is to provide stakeholders with clear and concise information on key student progress and success metrics in order to improve performance. The recommendation specified that a scorecard be built on the existing reporting system, the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC).
Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI): From the IEPI website: The goal of this initiative is to help advance California Community Colleges’ institutional effectiveness, and in the process significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and most importantly, enhance the system’s ability to serve students effectively. An important focus of the grant is to draw on the exceptional expertise and innovation from within the system in advancing best practices and avoiding potential pitfalls.
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