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Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative

SB 852 & SB 860

What is Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)? 
IEPI is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges (CCC). Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students.  Per SB 852 and SB 860, California Community Colleges must develop indicators.  IEPI is contracted by the state to support colleges with the initiative through Partnership Resource Teams (PRT).  Implementation grants are available to colleges interested in receiving assistance and professional development via the PRT.

What are the IEPI Framework Indicators? 
The Board of Trustees' approved agenda item is here along with the updated metrics handout. The public IEPI Portal is found here. The framework of indicators designed to measure the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment in the following areas. Mt. SAC's IEPI Framework Indicator Goals (see bold) demonstrate the impact of our strategic work and our ongoing commitment to students' success. 

District Fiscal Viability (definition)

1. Fund Balance (Ending unrestricted general fund balance as a percentage of total expenditures).

Mt. SAC's Goals: Short (10.3%) and Long (10.3%)

2. Salary and Benefits (Salaries and benefits as a percentage of unrestricted general fund expenditures, excluding other outgoing expenditures)
3. Annual Operating Excess/(Deficiency) (Net increase or decrease in unrestricted general fund balance).
4. Cash Balance (Unrestricted and restricted general fund cash balance, excluding investments).
5. Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Liability
6. District Participation Rate for the 18-24 Year Old Population

District Programmatic Compliance with State and Federal Guidelines

7. Audit Findings (Modified opinion, material weaknesses, or significant deficiencies as identified in an annual independent audited financial statement).

Mt. SAC's Goal: Unmodified (Best audit finding possible)

8. Audit Findings – State Compliance (Modified opinion, material weaknesses, or significant deficiencies as identified in an annual independent audited financial statement).

Mt. SAC's Goal: Unmodified (Best audit finding possible)

9. Audit Findings – Federal Award/Compliance State Compliance (Modified opinion, material weaknesses, or significant deficiencies as identified in an annual independent audited financial statement).

Mt. SAC's Goal: Unmodified (Best audit finding possible)

 College Student Performance and Outcomes (definition)

10. Completion Rate (Prepared) (Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking college prepared students starting first time in 2008-09 tracked for six years through 2013-14 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes).
11. Completion Rate (Unprepared) (Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking college unprepared students starting first time in 2008-09 tracked for six years through 2013-14 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes).

Mt. SAC's Goals: Short (43.6%) and Long (43.6%)

12. Completion Rate (Overall)(Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking college students starting first time in 2008-09 tracked for six years through 2013-14 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes).
13. Remedial Rate (Math) (Percentage of credit students tracked for six years who started below transfer level in mathematics and completed a college-level transfer course in the same discipline).
14. Remedial Rate (English) (Percentage of credit students tracked for six years who started below transfer level in English and completed a college-level transfer course in the same discipline).
15. Remedial Rate (Credit ESL (American Language)) (Percentage of credit students tracked for six years who started below transfer level in American Language and completed a college-level transfer course in the same discipline).
16. Career Technical Education Rate (Percentage of students tracked for six years who started first time and completed more than eight Units in courses classified as career technical education in a single discipline and completed a degree, certificate or transferred).
17. Successful course completion (Percentage of students who earn a grade of “C" or better or “credit” in Fall).

Mt. SAC's Goals: Short (67.9%) and Long (69.2%)

18. Completion of degrees (Number of associate degrees completed).
19. Completion of certificates (Number of Chancellor’s Office-approved certificates completed).
20. Transfers to 4-year (Number of students who transfer to a four-year institution, including CSU, UC, or private and out-of-state universities).
21. Transfer-level Math Year 1 (The percentage of first-time students who complete 6 units and attempt any math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in math in their first year)
22. Transfer-level Math Year 2 (The percentage of first-time students who complete 6 units and attempt any math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in math in their first or second year)
23. Transfer-level English Year 1 (The percentage of first-time students who complete 6 units and attempt any math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in English in their first year)
24. Transfer-level English Year 2 (The percentage of first-time students who complete 6 units and attempt any math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in English in their first or second year)
25. Number of Low-unit Certificates (The number of certificates less than 18 units awarded (non-Chancellor's Office approved)
26. Median Time to Degree (The median number of years from the time of a student's first enrollment in a CCC until the time they receive an AA, AS, or ADT degree)
27. Number of Career Development and College Preparation Awards (The number of CDCP certificates awarded)
28. Career Technical Education (CTE) Skills Builder (The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework
in a given year and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year institution or completion of a degree or certificate)

 College Accreditation Status (definition)

 29Accreditation Status (how the regional accreditation commission views the College is meeting the standards for higher education operation) 

Mt. SAC's Goal: Fully Accredited, Reaffirmed (highest possible)

College Fiscal Viability

30. Full-Time Equivalent Students (Annual number of full-time equivalent students).

 College Choice
31. College Choice (The College also created a Goal for optional indicator #9, Completion Rates for Unprepared Students. The College has current and ongoing programs that align well with this indicator.)

Mt. SAC's Goal: See #11

32. College Choice (Self-identify an indicator related to any topic)
33. Noncredit College Choice (Self-identified indicator)

IEPI Data Sources
IEPI Indicators portal for all California Community Colleges is available to the public. 
IEPI Main page is here