Research & Institutional Effectiveness
The Research and Institutional Effectiveness (RIE) has as its Mission to increase
Mt. SAC’s capacity for data-driven decision making by:
• Providing resources and research expertise to support the College to use collaborative inquiry.
• Improving effective information delivery systems and integrity.
• Training the College to use excellent research and evaluation practices.
• Providing comprehensive program and services evaluation based on key performance indicators.
Our office is primarily a research office with cohort tracking functions as well as some reporting function. We work collaboratively with the Information Technology (IT) office in our efforts to do our work. RIE Office operates as a centralized office under the Instruction Team. All researchers on the campus are hired by and report directly to the RIE Director.
We are composed of high-level researchers and planners who support the College Mission by determining and documenting the effectiveness of programs, services, and the institution in order to foster continuous quality improvement. We use a collaborative inquiry approach that entails deep conversations with stakeholders about their program/services in order to use appropriate research and planning techniques to measure effectiveness and report on it. Our most time-intensive projects include Integrated Planning, Guided Pathways, New Funding Formula, and Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEAP) projects. Data Coaching is embedded throughout our work.
Our Research Staff
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.