Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness

Welcome to the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness

Established in February of 2016 as the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; as of July of 2018, the department is now the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness, The purpose of the Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness office at San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is to provide leadership in developing a comprehensive, integrated program of planning, assessment and institutional research that assists SDCE in achieving its mission and goals.

What We Do

The Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness encourages and supports:

  • Evidence-based planning and decision-making
  • Improvements in student learning, student services, and administrative processes
  • Collaboration and coordination in order to make the best use of limited resources and achieve maximum effectiveness
  • Communicating institutional and educational effectiveness efforts to internal and external audiences

We are members of the Research and Planning (RP) Group for the California Community Colleges, and our work is guided by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and the American Evaluation Association Guiding Principles for Evaluators.

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Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.