Overview

Welcome to the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) at Cañada College.

In 2022, Cañada adopted new mission, vision and values statements.  The PRIE Office is dedicated to supporting the institution in achieving this new mission and, in particular, providing leadership, analysis and insight into how the College can become an antiracist institution, interrogating racist structures and policies, and providing equitable access to resources to students and staff in a manner that ensures equitable student outcomes that help transform lives.

The Cañada Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) provides support in the area of research and evaluation, strategic planning, accreditation, and governance processes to help Cañada’s faculty, staff, and administrators better understand and serve our community and our students such that students from diverse backgrounds are able to achieve their educational goals and benefit the world.

The PRIE Office is highly collaborative and works across administrative, instructional and student support offices to advance the College’s efforts to continuously improve and foster social and racial equity in educational outcomes by:

  • providing accurate, accessible, and reliable data, research, and tools;
  • facilitating evidence-informed and participatory decision-making, strategic planning, and continuous improvement processes; and,
  • fostering and supporting a culture of equity-minded inquiry.

All research conducted and used for dialogue, reflection, planning and decision-making comes from data that are accurate, tested for validity and significance, and derived from reliable sources.

Data Requests

PRIE provides guidance, research, data analysis in support of student learning outcomes, institutional outcomes, planning activities, and other measures of student success and institutional effectiveness. PRIE also provides leadership and consultation for survey development, deployment, analysis, and feedback to appropriate stakeholders. To request help from PRIE, please submit your request via our data request form.

Submit a Request to PRIE

Planning

The Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) provides guidance and leadership for the College’s institutional planning processes—including the development, production, distribution, monitoring, and assessment of the Annual Strategic Plan, Educational Master Plan, and other college plans. In addition, PRIE also supports college accreditation efforts.  

Research

PRIE provides guidance, research, and data analysis in support of student learning outcomes, institutional outcomes, planning activities, and other measures of student success and institutional effectiveness. PRIE also provides leadership and consultation for survey development, deployment, analysis, and feedback to appropriate stakeholders.

Institutional Effectiveness

PRIE facilitates a regular, annual and multi-year process of data-informed planning and evaluation to support the College with its goal to continuously improve.  This cycle supports informed decision-making and action on policies, programs and practices that may enhance the student experience and student success.