Welcome to The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness (ORPIE) provides services that help campus leaders make more informed decisions to improve processes, programs, and services that impact student learning and success.
The office works closely with administrators, staff, faculty, students, and the community to support quality student learning and to foster continuous quality improvement. To that end, ORPIE provides data and engages the campus community to effectively utilize data for strategic planning and decision-making.
ORPIE functions include Institutional Research, Strategic Planning, Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and Accreditation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Support and/or manage the accreditation process to maintain GWC’s compliance to institutional and federal standards.
Facilitate the assessment of student learning outcomes, administrative units outcomes and student services outcomes.
Develop and disseminate data to assist departments to increase student success and plan its programs to align with the mission and long-term vision of the college.
Research Projects and Surveys
Create data visualizing tools of key performance indicators to assist stakeholders to make informed decisions that lead to continuous organizational improvement.
Respond to internal and external research requests, produce research reports and administer surveys.
Keep the campus informed of changes in state and federal regulations and publicize key findings of research projects and programs