- Closing the Loop
In Section Two II. Notable Achievements: closing the loop in this section means reporting on your unit’s achievements this year. In the previous
PIE form, this section was where you noted your unit’s myriad achievements. In this
year’s PIE, you are asked to describe how your achievements connect to your expected
In Section Two IV. Alignment and Progress on Unit and College Goals: closing the loop in this section means making the connection between planning and budgeting. It means
reporting on progress, outcomes, results, or impact the allocated resources have made.
- Direct/indirect Services:
Direct Services means your unit interacts with students directly, e.g., Financial Aid Office. Indirect Services means your unit does not directly interact with students but supports college efforts
toward student success, e.g., Grounds/Maintenance, Fiscal Services. A unit can be
both Direct and Indirect: some examples, Admissions and Records, Information Technology,
Events Services, and Division Offices.
- Internal Conditions:
Internal conditions are within the college.
- External Conditions:
external conditions are outside the college.
The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort
to help colleges and districts improve their fiscal and operational effectiveness
and promote student success, while also reducing accreditation sanctions and audit
- Institutional Set Standards
Institutional-Set Standards are another set of data used to inform planning assessment
and outcomes. Institutions must set standards for satisfactory performance of student
success to meet accreditation requirements.
- Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC):
this is the shared governance committee that looks at the college’s planning process
as it relates to the PIE form and its connection to college goals and themes. The
work and recommendations of this committee go to President’s Advisory Council (PAC).
- Institutional Outcomes:
they are outcomes we expect our students to demonstrate competency in as a result
of their educational experience at Mt. SAC. These institutional outcomes include critical
thinking, communication, civic and social responsibility, and Information technology
- Program Review:
it is a commonly used term to refer to annual planning and evaluation. This term is
more familiar for accreditation purposes although Mt. SAC has named our process Planning
for Institutional Effectiveness (PIE).
resources that are not affiliated or through the Mt. SAC Foundation
- Facilities Mod. (Modification):
same as in the previous PIE form, this means any facilities modifications your unit
resources that your unit gained/will gain through the Mt. SAC Foundation
a private, state, or federal grant other than Title V, SSSP, Perkins grants
- Instr. (Instructional) Equipment:
a restrictive resource designated for instructional equipment and software for instructional
classrooms and labs.
a restrictive and non-restrictive resource for library materials, some instructional
- Perkins Grant:
a federal grant focused on career and technical education and programs
- Prof. Development:
your unit’s professional development request(s) tied to your unit goal and college
theme. This request across units is forwarded to Professional and Organizational Development
(POD) department for its planning and implementation as appropriate.
rate increases including lease agreements, insurance premiums, licensing agreements
your unit’s requests for research support tied to your unit goal and college theme.
This request across units is forwarded to Research for Institutional Effectiveness
(RIE) department for its planning and implementation as appropriate.
- Student Success and Support Program (SSSP):
a categorical (restricted) program that replaces the formerly named Matriculation
program. SSSP reflects the legislative intent of the Student Success Act. This funding
source has specifically defined permissible expenditures tied to student success requirements
such as student completion of orientation to college, assessment for placement, educational
plans, and counseling appointments.
as a resource requested, this term means your unit needs additional staff (faculty,
classified, manager) that may be funded out of general unrestricted funds based on
- Student Equity:
a State initiative with restricted funds focusing on equitable student success across
defined student groups. The College submitted its Student Equity Plan to the Chancellor’s
Office, and the Plan contains specific success interventions and resources needed
to meet the Plan’s goals and objectives.
- Title V:
a federal grant focusing on planned activities to improve student success. The grant
budget has been specifically outlined to support the grant’s activities.
name(s) of other resources
- Structural Processes (“Organizational Structure” in Appendix A to PIE 2013-14, Student
Services Division SLOs):
organizational structure to operate the department or program, including such structural
elements as technology, research, staff training, or other (please specify).