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Research Planning and Assessment

The Office of Research, Planning and Assessment (RPA) supports and facilitates assessment processes and provides institutional research data for continuous improvement.

Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: Guide assessment efforts for continuous improvement campus-wide.

Outcome 1.1: Oversee annual Continuous Improvement Report (CIR) processes 
Outcome 1.2: Facilitate Comprehensive Program Assessment (CPA) processes 
Outcome 1.3: Provide consultation on special projects such as grants and SOTL

Goal 2: Provide institutional research and assessment data to relevant groups for decision-making, marketing and national rankings

Outcome 2.1: Develop, administer and report results of internal and external surveys 
Outcome 2.2: Provide annual institutional research data to internal and external audiences

Goal 3: Comply with federal, national, regional and state reporting requirements

Outcome 3.1: Provide oversight on accreditation processes
Outcome 3.2: Submit required institutional research data to appropriate bodies

Goal 4: Support college strategic planning processes

Outcome 4.1: Assist units in assessing strategic plan outcomes
Outcome 4.2: Provide and communicate annual strategic plan data  

Goal 5: Communicate assessment results, trends and issues with campus stakeholders, including the Executive Leadership Team

Outcome 5.1: Develop and implement a RPA communication plan 

Contact Information:

C. Dianne Raubenheimer, Director of Office of Research, Planning and Assessment
Johnson Hall third floor, 308
(919) 760-8913
Fax: (919) 760-8606
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