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Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Research

20 June 2016

It is the mission of the Office of Institutional Research to provide data, information and analyses to Merritt College in support of institutional decision making, planning and evaluation of services provided to the students and community.
A. Help to foster a college-wide culture of evidence based dialogue and self-reflection.
B. Encourage data-driven decision making and conversations that ultimately improve assessment, institutional effectiveness and student learning.
1. Effectively respond to data and analysis requests from students, faculty, staff and administration.
2. Systematize data reporting and publishing.
3. Facilitate information sharing and data based discussions across the campus.

Research & Data Request

The Office of Research & Planning supports the practice of evidence-based inquiry and decision-making that contributes to an integrated and continuous improvement plan for student success.  Please submit requests for data at least 2 weeks in advance.  When necessary, the President’s Office will determine the prioritization of requests.  For further information for data request e-mail Samantha Kessler @

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