Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation strives to create a culture of data democracy where the college community may access and confidently use data to inform decision making. The Office provides data at all levels and professional development to support a culture of inquiry and reflection to advance continuous improvement of student learning, to narrow long-standing student equity gaps, and to empower users to engage with data to inform their everyday practices. The Office strives to build relationships that bridge data and action.

What We Do

The Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation Office provides leadership for integrating research and planning into college activities including equity planning, strategic planning, enrollment management, program review, curriculum development, class offerings, resource allocations and accreditation. Some of our collaborations including the following college operations:
• Deliver institutional and faculty-level data to foster conversations about student equity gaps, focusing on historically underrepresented groups such as students of color, low-income students, first-generation students, and foster youth;
• Coordinate program review and provide data to inform continuous improvement of programs and services;
• Assess outcomes to improve the student journey;
• Facilitate the Accreditation and Educational Master Plan strategic planning processes through collaborative engagement in the planning process;
• Provide access to data and ensuring access is readily available, and data is digestible and understandable;
• Facilitate a culture of inquiry by holding data training sessions and serving as consultants and thought partners;
• Prepare mandatory federal, state and local reports; and
• Support grant acquisition and reporting.

Research Requests

Please submit a research request for all inquiries from the research office.  

Don't know exactly what you are looking for? Schedule a meeting by contacting Mallory Newell, supervisor of college research, at newellmallory@deanza.edu

External Research Request

Download the policy on external research requests.

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