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Mission, Goals and Service Area Outcomes

College Mission:

El Camino College makes a positive difference in people’s lives. We provide innovative and excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning, equity, and success in collaboration with our diverse communities.

Office Mission:

The Office of Institutional Research & Planning (IRP) supports the El Camino College mission by leading institutional planning and guiding research that advances student success and institutional excellence.

Office Responsibilities:

  1. Produce internal and external reporting to meet mandates according to calendar and requirements
  2. Strengthen the capacity of College stakeholders to draw insight from data to support decision-making
  3. Coordinate the development of program reviews and plans at all levels of the College
  4. Complete ad hoc/special research/planning requests coming from College stakeholders
  5. Manage IRB applications for internal and external studies that include El Camino College students and employees as research participants

2022-23 IRP Office Goals

  1. Offer year-round campus-wide research and planning professional development opportunities to build integrated planning capacity and contribute to a more data-informed decision making culture
  2. Build the foundation for more extensive ways of providing data insights that inform decisions and actions
  3. Coordinate the Master Planning process to ensure the timeline and content meet College stakeholders' expectations
  4. Strengthen collaboration with Fiscal Services and Area Vice Presidents to support the implementation of the annual planning process

Service Area Outcomes

By interacting with the IRP office, ECC stakeholders will be able to:

  1. value planning as a reliable tool to make improvements and to collaboratively work towards common goals
  2. willingly engage in planning processes to assess and enhance services provided
  3. understand institutional decision-making processes related to annual planning and program review
  4. become acquainted with data and planning resources
  5. find, analyze and interpret different types of data
  6. utilize data insights to inform decisions and actions