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Office of Planning, Research & Student Success 

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The Office of Planning, Research & Student Success at Cañada College, is committed to building, maintaining and nurturing a culture of inquiry and reflection by providing a foundation for the effective and pervasive practice of evidence-based decision making at every layer of the institution.

Its primary purpose is to empower faculty, staff and administrators with information to effectively pursue and achieve the mission of the college. Because the pursuit of that mission relies heavily on the ability of the institution to constantly improve and adapt, the Office of Planning, Research & Student Success maintains an infrastructure to support on-going assessment and continuous improvement within a framework oriented toward achieving sustained improvements in student learning.

Specifically, the Office of Planning, Research & Student Success aims to:

  1. Provide information to improve decision making at every layer of the institution.
  2. Stimulate thoughtful reflection on established processes and encourage on-going review and improvement.
  3. Encourage the use data and evidence to identify and incubate new opportunities.
  4. Actively support and nurture an institutional culture of inquiry that supports a pervasive commitment to excellence in student learning.

The office relies heavily on several established processes and tools to fulfill this mission, namely:

Program Review

Integrated Planning

Research on Learning

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

 

These tools are the foundation for a systematic process to achieve on-going and sustained improvements in student learning. The process itself is designed to be dynamic, adapting to meet emerging challenges and opportunities and simultaneously being informed by them.

Compass 

Other Research Resources

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