The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges and, in the process, significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and audit issues. Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students. An important focus of the grant is to draw on the exceptional expertise and innovation from within the system in advancing best practices and avoiding potential pitfalls.
A framework of indicators has been developed to provide targets in outcome areas important for the short-term and long-term success of colleges. The framework includes student performance and outcomes, accreditation status, fiscal viability, and programmatic compliance with State and Federal guidelines.
Orange Coast College's targets for each indicator are presented below. Our targets were set based on an analysis of historical data trends, a comparative look at the state and where the college's plans align with expected improvement. These were discussed and set through the college's participatory governance structure.