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Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Committee

Charge

Per the Resource Guide to Institutional Decision-Making at MPC, the Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Committee’s charge is to:  

Guide MPC’s Planning

  • Initiate and oversee activities related to integrated planning processes including the development, implementation, and evaluation of MPC model for integrated planning
  • Support and monitor the development of the master plans, the Institutional Action Plan, and the Institutional Action Plan Annual Evaluation Report

Assess Institutional Processes

  • Evaluate MPC decision-making and planning processes every three years, prepare an assessment report, and revise the Integrated Planning Manual as needed
  • Annually review the Integrated Planning Manual for minor corrections and update as needed

Guide Program Review

  • Make recommendations to Academic Senate on the process and format for program review
  • Review all program reviews and provide feedback
  • Create annual summary of program reviews and action plans.
  • Provide annual training on how to prepare effective program reviews

Composition

  • VPs of Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, and Student Services or their designee
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer
  • Director of Institutional Research
  • Academic Senate President or designee
  • MPCSEA President or designee
  • A student appointed by Associated Students of MPC
  • Three faculty appointed by the Academic Senate, at least one from Student Services
  • Director of Student Success and Equity
  • Student Learning Outcome Coordinator or designee from the Learning Assessment Committee

Additional information about Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness web resources and committee documents can be found on the MPC PRIE Intranet site (log in required).


Learning Assessment Committee (LAC)

Charge

Ensure academic quality by providing guidance for the development and assessment of course, program, service area and institutional SLOs at Monterey Peninsula College. The committee serves as a resource to MPC personnel in developing assessable SLOs and creating viable methods to assess them. Overall committee goals are to promote academic quality by providing an assessment framework that ensures consistent efforts to improve, and to integrate the results with planning and resource allocation processes.

Specific duties include: 

Professional Development

  • Determine professional development needs involving the development and assessment of SLOs
  • Provide/organize professional development opportunities designed to address the development and assessment of SLOs
  • Develop a learning community around assessment and its benefits

Development of SLOs

  • Develop/review/revise guidelines for the development of course, program, service area and Institutional SLOs
  • Examples include Blooms Taxonomy, accessibility, relationship to objectives, etc.
  • Content of SLOs will remain with discipline faculty or service area
  • Review course and program SLOs submitted during the curriculum development/review process to ensure quality according to guidelines developed by the committee
  • Review service area SLOs during their development/review process to ensure quality based on guidelines developed by the committee
  • Review institutional SLOs at appropriate times

Assessment of SLOs

  • Collaborate with instructional and service areas to establish cycles of assessment for course, program, service area and institutional outcomes
  • Ensure observance of established assessment cycles
  • Develop/review/revise guidelines for appropriate assessment of course, program, service area and institutional SLOs
  • Review course, program, service area and institutional SLO assessments submitted during the Reflections process to ensure quality according to guidelines developed by the committee
  • Collaborate with appropriate campus committees to ensure integration of assessment results into planning and resource allocation activities

Accreditation

  • Organize and provide information for the SLO portions of the ACCJC annual reports

Composition

  • SLO Coordinator. Co-chair
  • Representative appointed by the Superintendent/President, Co-chair
  • Four faculty appointed, at least one from student services and at least one from instruction
  • VP or designee from Academic Affairs
  • VP or designee from Student Services
  • VP or designee from Administrative Services
  • Resource: Staff member to record minutes and track SLOs

Additional information about Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness web resources and committee documents can be found on the MPC LAC Intranet site (in development) (log in required).

*For more information and resources for Student Learning Outcomes and Reflections, please visit the SLO webpage on the Academic Senate site.