Welcome to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning (IERP) provides the District with data (internal and external), institutional research analysis, program evaluation, reporting and grant support. IERP is also responsible for the development of assessment and reporting tools in support of Student Learning Outcomes, Program Learning Outcomes, Institutional Learning Outcomes, Service Area Outcomes, and Institutional Set Standards. IERP serves as the primary resource for all District data needs for institutional effectiveness, research, grants, and planning. 

IERP follows the Statement of Ethical Principles established by the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) and the RP Group Code of Ethics

What We Do

In order to support evidence informed district decisions, IERP provides the following resources, activities, and tools:

  • Data coaching
  • Data processing and analysis
  • Survey research (creation and management of surveys)
  • Compilation and analysis of relevant external and internal data
  • Support to grants and categorical programs, particularly those that help fund IERP
  • Mandated state and federal external data submissions (IPEDS, Student Success Metrics, and various other federal and state requests)
  • Consultation with committees and individual administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Ongoing production of the SCJCD Fact Book
  • Maintain customized enrollment management dashboards
  • Develop and manage custom data visualizations
  • Mandated reports (e.g., matriculation validation students)
  • Facilitates District planning
  • Reporting on District learning outcomes

In addition, IERP does contract work that brings funding to the district and also helps fund the office. The biggest example of this is the California Community College Career & Technical Education Employment Outcomes Survey (CTEOS).