What We Do

OIR's Mission

OIR’s mission is to advance institutional improvement by providing leadership in promoting data literacy, a culture of inquiry, and access to necessary data and information so that administrators, faculty, and staff can make evidence informed decisions.

OIR supports every aspect of the district’s mission to promote student success by providing useful and relevant information to assist the district in its provision of high quality academics, career education, and training. In addition, OIR supports institution-wide planning to improve the district's implementation of the mission. Specifically, OIR supports the Strategic Plan by monitoring implementation progress via the Strategic Planning Scorecard and by providing relevant data and information to inform each strategic goal. OIR is a driver for institutional improvement by providing data coaching and making data accessible.

OIR follows the Statement of Ethical Principles established by the Association of Institutional Research (AIR).   


What We Do

In order to support evidence informed district decisions, the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides the following:

  • 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 the office
  • 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 studies)
  • Support for Master Planning

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What We Do
What We Do

Office Hours

Institutional Research is a centralized districtwide administrative function located on the Petaluma campus. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Following the district calendar in June and July, office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


OIR Team & Contact Details