About Research, Planning, and Evaluation Committee
Revised: March 6, 2019 by College Council
Accreditation Standards: I.A., I.B.3, I.B.4, I.B.5; I.B.8
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The Research, Planning, and Evaluation Committee (RPEC), taking direction from College Council, supports the work of the college to achieve its Educational Master Plan, annual priorities and other objectives. The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee supports data-driven decision-making throughout the college thereby promoting a culture of evaluation. This Committee supports the alignment of all existing college plans. In these ways, the Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee informs the work of the college.
Charge and Function
The RPEC evaluates the data and research needs of the college.
The RPEC facilitates administration and evaluation of college wide research initiatives. When warranted, the RPEC communicates the results of the evaluation.
As per Procedure 4001.01, the RPEC serves as the research conduit for the college. The Procedure outlines the steps through which individuals within and from outside of the college submit research proposals and how those proposals are processed.
The RPEC makes recommendations to the College Council on college goals, provides summative evaluations of plans and activities, and makes recommendations for the future.
The RPEC works with college committees on the alignment of goals across planning documents.
This committee supports the College Council’s efforts to set annual priorities.
The RPEC reviews research and data collected by the college and other sources, writes reports that interpret the data, and assists with developing instruments for projects.
The RPEC makes recommendations to the College Council on metrics.
RPEC, in collaboration with the Professional Development Committees and the Academic Senate, facilitates activities and trainings about research, evaluation, and planning.
The RPEC completes special projects as directed by the College Council.
It works with the Academic Senate, Classified Senate, college committees, and others to align plans and activities with the Educational Master Plan.
It works collaboratively on district-wide planning efforts with the District Office and with Los Medanos and Contra Costa College.
Meeting Time and Dates: Every other Wednesday at 2:30-4:30
Reporting Status: Reports to College Council
Co-Chairs: The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and one person selected from the membership
Membership is drawn from all areas of the college, including both the San Ramon Campus and the Pleasant Hill Campus, and includes faculty, managers, classified staff, and students.
3 administration (The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and two others)
2 classified staff
Term of Membership:
Three-year staggered terms, may be reappointed for additional terms.