Welcome to The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness (ORPIE) provides services that help campus leaders make more informed decisions to improve processes, programs, and services that impact student learning and success.

The office works closely with administrators, staff, faculty, students, and the community to support quality student learning and to foster continuous quality improvement. To that end, ORPIE provides data and engages the campus community to effectively utilize data for strategic planning and decision-making.

ORPIE functions include Institutional Research, Strategic Planning, Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes, and Accreditation.

Office Responsibilities
Support and/or manage the accreditation process to maintain GWC’s compliance to institutional and federal standards.
Assessments and SLOs
Facilitate the assessment of student learning outcomes, administrative units outcomes and student services outcomes.
Data Dashboards
Create data visualization tools to assist stakeholders to make informed decisions that lead to continuous organizational improvement.
Program Review
Develop and disseminate data to assist departments to increase student success and plan its programs to align with the mission and long-term vision of the college.
Research Projects and Surveys
Respond to internal and external research requests, produce research reports and administer surveys.
Keep the campus informed of changes in state and federal regulations and publicize key findings of research projects and programs.


Please click the button above to fill out the Research Request Form to request data and research support from GWC ORPIE.

Due to the high volume of requests and projects the Research Office has received, new request may take longer than the normal 4 weeks to complete. However, each research request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  One of our Researchers will connect with you after you submit a research request to provide a more accurate timeline of when your request will be completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, please email research@gwc.cccd.edu if you have any questions.