Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research

The purpose of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research (IEPR) is to serve as the official source for accurate, accessible, and timely information to support decision-makers in planning, policy formulation, resource allocation and external reporting. IEPR strives to ensure student success by gathering and analyzing data concerning students, faculty, and staff as well as institutional programs, services and operations. Reports generated from this data are used internally to support institutional decision making and transmitted to external agencies as required. 

Responsibilities include the areas of curriculum and instruction, accreditation, institutional research, surveys, assessment, and planning. IEPR:

  • facilitates the development and ongoing revision of instructional programs
  • oversees submissions to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
  • ensures compliance with Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and THECB standards
  • serves as a resource for statistical analysis and research design for the College, as well as for survey and questionnaire research
  • coordinates and oversees college-wide assessment efforts
  • works with the Strategic Planning committee to develop College goals and objectives and to assess institutional success in meeting them