Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
The Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) engages the stakeholders of Suffolk County Community College in a process of continuous improvement and functions as a resource for the advancement of the College mission and vision.
Through systematic, integrated, and strategic process, OPIE supports and facilitates planning, institutional effectiveness, institutional research, assessment, and accreditation activities and provides consultation and expertise in research methods, data administration, and implementation logistics.
To develop, implement, and maintain the planning system, in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, which supports institutional effectiveness, creates planning mechanisms, and develops and evaluates planning cycles.
To take responsibility for institutional assessment efforts, in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, which supports planning, develops and evaluates assessment cycles, and assists Academic Programs and Administrative and Educational Support (AES) units in pursuit of continuous improvement.
To provide data and reports that are accurate, consistent, and timely to both internal and external constituents, conduct research and analyses in support of institutional effectiveness, and serve as a resource for the college community.
To develop, implement, and maintain the institutional effectiveness system, in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, which supports the achievement of the college's mission and goals, and develops and evaluates the institutional effectiveness cycle.
To provide or facilitate provision of accurate and timely data for reporting to regional and national accrediting bodies, and to serve as a resource to self-study teams.