Planning and Research
Planning and Research has institution-wide responsibility for collecting, analyzing and disseminating knowledge which helps academic managers and college faculty make data-driven decisions which continually move the institution forward towards achieving its mission. Planning and Research's responsibilities include:
- Coordinates the development of the college's five-year strategic plan The Way Forward and Why It Matters and updates of the college's Annual Plan. The Annual Plan lists five goals (referred to as Ends) which managers, faculty, and staff of the college are dedicated to achieving. These Ends are Access, Student Preparation, Student Success, Graduate Success and Community Development.
- Collects and analyzes the data needed to update the Core Indicators. The Core Indicators are a set of detailed statistically driven metrics showing whether the college has succeeded in achieving the Ends listed in the Annual Plan. On a revolving schedule, each Core Indicator is updated one time per year and the results are posted in the appropriate Monitoring Report.
Coordinates official documentation required to maintain Oklahoma City Community College's accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools membership.
Responds to ad hoc information requests from both within the college and outside constitutiences. Performs detailed research and study of the college's diverse student body and program offerings as requested.
- Conducts surveys of graduates six months and five years after graduation. If students chose to provide employer information, they are contacted and their feedback is solicited.