Institutional Effectiveness Partnership

Institutional Effectiveness Partnership (IEPI): Senate Bills 852 and 860

The District's 2014-15 IEPI Goals were adopted by Board of Trustees on May 19, 2015 as required by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

Background

Recently enacted legislation established a new system of indicators and goals that is intended to encourage improvement in institutional effectiveness at California community colleges. Pursuant to Education Code section 84754.6, the Board of Governors (BOG) adopted a goals framework at its March 16, 2015 meeting to measure the ongoing condition of a community college's operational environment (see attached Consultation Digest and BOG Item). This statute also requires that, as a condition of receipt of Student Success and Support Program funds, each college develop, adopt and post a goals framework that addresses, at a minimum, the following four areas: student performance and outcomes, accreditation status, fiscal viability, and programmatic compliance with state and federal guidelines. In addition, it requires that the Chancellor post by June 30, 2015, and before each fiscal year thereafter, the annually developed system wide goals adopted by the BOG, and locally developed and adopted college/district goals.

Adopting Framework and Goals

Each college should adopt the framework of indicators approved by the BOG and colleges/districts adopt at least one goal for each of the four areas identified above. Colleges/districts may choose to adopt more than one goal for each area; however, in this initial year of implementation, we anticipate that most colleges/districts will adopt only four goals in the following areas:

  • Student performance and outcomes: Course Completion Rate
  • Accreditation status: Accreditation Status
  • Fiscal viability: Fund Balance
  • Compliance with State/Federal guidelines: Overall Audit Opinion

The process that a college uses to adopt the framework and college goals should be locally determined, but colleges are encouraged to ensure that all appropriate constituency groups (e.g. academic senate, classified staff, student senate, etc.) are engaged, consistent with their college's collegial consultation process.