The mission of the Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning Office is to promote and facilitate an equity focus culture of evidence and inquiry in which accurate data and information provide the basis for data-driven decisions to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness.
As a part of college-wide planning, the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning in collaboration with the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Committee developed the following student-focused Research Agenda. The purpose of the Research Agenda is to identify research which provides relevant data that support s college efforts to focus on:
The Research Agenda:
- is developed with an equity-minded framework, designed to ensure disaggregate data is used to inform decision making.
- utilizes the college guided pathways student journey focus - Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong
- is aligned with integrated planning which includes the Educational Master Plan(Ed MP), Strategic Plan (SP), Student Equity Plan(SEP), Guided Pathways (GP), Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEM), Vision for Success(VfS), Institutional Set Standards (ISS), and ACCJC Standards
- identifies the question or issue to be addressed, research subjects, research design, data usage, and reporting cycle
FCC has identified effectiveness measures that indicate the college's standards for student achievement, or “Institutional Set Standards”. These measures of effectiveness will be used to inform decision making and assist in determining the focus of college efforts.
The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning Office provides data and information on college profile including programs, enrollment, student success, and vision for success goals.