Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
It is the mission of the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness 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
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness is responsible for the preparation, analysis and distribution of internal and external data reports primarily related to enrollment. The Fact Book, 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
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness 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.
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.