Welcome to the webpages of the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness!
The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) at Suffolk County Community
College derives its purpose in service to the College’s Mission and Institutional
Goals, which require a commitment to use College resources efficiently and effectively,
a dedication to continual assessment and evaluation, and an assurance of accountability
in all College activities.
The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness is dedicated to facilitating,
coordinating, and guiding the college’s strategic planning process; supervising and
carrying out the college’s institutional research functions; providing data and analysis
for decision-making at a variety of levels throughout the College; assisting internal
stakeholders with their research and assessment needs; helping monitor institutional
compliance with all federal, state and local regulations; and coordinating College
reporting to governmental agencies and external constituents in the most timely and
accurate manner possible.
Further, the Office is committed to providing senior administrative personnel with
accurate and timely measures of institutional progress to help guide decisions toward
continuous improvement of systems and services. OPIE houses an Institutional Effectiveness
division that coordinates institutional planning and assessment and evaluation efforts,
including activities of strategic and operational planning, coordination of the Strategic
Planning Council, the Assessment Advisory Council, and the Joint Planning and Assessment
Council. The office also maintains oversight of the Institutional Review Board. Also
under OPIE is the division of Institutional Research that coordinates survey research,
data collection and reporting for enrollment, federal and SUNY programs, and other
educational research activities.
OPIE is a service department at the College that hopes to assist every College department
in fulfilling Suffolk County Community College’s Mission to promote "intellectual
discovery, physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic opportunities
for all through an education that transforms lives, builds communities, and improves