Institutional Research

    The Research Office conducts research and planning activities in support of SDCE mission, values, and strategic goals.

    The research arm of the Institutional Effectiveness Office provides information and guidance to support data-informed decision making across the institution, including support for:
    • accountability reporting efforts (accreditation, federal requirements, grants, regional initiatives, and statewide initiatives)
    • categorical, grant and special programs
    • enrollment management
    • institution-wide strategic planning and assessment efforts
    • outcomes assessment
    • program review
    • resource allocation


















    • Guidance for regional and state-wide noncredit reporting efforts
    • Institution-wide strategic planning assessment
    • Program/project evaluation
    • Research design
    • Survey design and programming
    • Workshops and trainings to support institutional effectiveness




































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