Office of Institutional Effectiveness



Central Oregon Community College

Brynn PIerce, Director - Chris Egertson, Research Analyst - Susan Galecki, Research Associate

Reports to Matt McCoy, Vice President for Administration

Located in the Boyle Education Center - Upstairs


Purpose: The Office of Institutional Effectiveness fosters college-wide continuous quality improvement by supporting research, planning and assessment efforts.

To achieve the purpose, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the Colleges fulfillment of the following roles:

  • Accountability
  • Assessment and Effectiveness
  • Data Management and Stewardship
  • Planning
  • Reporting


Accountability: Reporting required in order for COCC to remain in compliance with external entities

Current Tasks: (including but not limited to)

  • Manage and submit mandated data (Federal, State and other)
  • Support accreditation, both institutional and academic program specific
  • Support grant development and evaluation


Assessment and Effectiveness: Measuring success of the institution, program or activity

Current Tasks: (including but not limited to)

  • Evaluate the Colleges Strategic Plan
  • Support the evaluation of COCC programs and activities
  • Support development and implementation of Academic Program Review and Administrative Unit Review
  • Administer institutional (CCSSE, Graduate Survey, etc.) and program specific surveys
  • Support the College Planning and Assessment Team (CPAT) in managing the institutional planning and assessment calendar, an inventory of assessment activities and aligning the assessment activity to best inform planning
  • Student Learning Outcomes assessment: Due to the need to collect, store and analyze extensive amounts of data, IE has a role to play in this area and is working to define the role with the Director of Curriculum and Assessment


Data Management and Stewardship: Foster a cohesive approach to managing/utilizing data

Current Tasks: (including but not limited to)

  • Data Stewardship Advisory Committee play leadership role with Committee
  • Create an awareness of data reported externally to develop ownership and sustainability
  • Respond to Federal and State mandated reporting changes, updating and maintaining data fields, tables, extracts, processes and documentation
  • Continuous improvement of displaying/reporting/communicating College information
  • Improve College Data Utilization increase converting College data into information for decision makers


Planning: Supporting, developing and aligning planning at the College

Current: (including but not limited to)

  • Support the College Planning and Assessment Team (CPAT) by providing administrative management and support towards their work developing, marshalling the implementation of and evaluating the strategic plan
  • Providing data and analysis to requestors to learn more about something in order to plan an action/activity/intervention baseline data.
  • Preparing various reports used to explore and plan next steps moving forward


Reporting: Providing internal and external audiences access to basic College information

Current: (including but not limited to)

  • Standard enrollment reports
  • External requests for college information through surveys or formal information requests
  • Internal adhoc data requests