Institutional Research & Planning

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the department of Institutional Research and Planning to provide qualitative and quantitative information to facilitate assessment, planning, continuous improvement and decision making at all levels of the college.

Research and Data Support
Institutional Research and Planning is responsible for the preparation, analysis and distribution of internal and external data reports primarily related to enrollment. The Fact Book, Pocket Profile, Westchester Community College At a Glance and Report of the Graduates are a few of the documents that are published annually.

The department also responds to various ad hoc requests for data and analysis. Members of the department serve on a number of internal committees to provide guidance and research support.

State and Federal Reporting
The department is responsible for coordinating state and federal reporting processes for the college.

Surveys and Questionnaires
Institutional Research and Planning acts as a clearinghouse for internal questionnaires and surveys which are used for evaluating college programs and services. Guidance on designing and coordinating survey distribution, data analysis and reporting is available to faculty and staff. The department coordinates various institutional surveys as a means of assessing student satisfaction and institutional effectiveness.

Strategic Planning
The department is responsible for facilitating and supporting the strategic planning process of the college. We aim to support a culture that is based on data-driven decision making, continuous assessment and improvement.