About Research, Planning, and Evaluation Committee

(Established 9/10/2015)

Introduction:

The Research, Planning, and Evaluation Committee (RPEC), taking direction from College Council, supports the work of the college to achieve its strategic plan, annual priorities and other objectives. This committee supports College Council to set annual priorities by providing high quality research about the state of the college. The committee provides College Council with evaluation of the work undertaken by committees, task forces, workgroups, units and college programs. The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee supports data-driven decision-making throughout the college thereby promoting a culture of evaluation. This Committee supports the alignment of all existing college plans and ensures the alignment of plans under development coming from committees, task forces and workgroups, with DVC’s Strategic Plan and the annual outcomes set by the College Council. In these ways, the Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee informs the work of the College Council, Academic Senate Council, and Classified Senate Council, and informs the work of college and Academic Senate committees, task forces and workgroups and units throughout the college. 

Outcomes

Process

The college will have useable high quality research supporting the development of annual priorities and expected outcomes. [I.B.4, I.B.5]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee works with College Council and the Academic and Classified Senate Councils to inform them in their decision-making about annual college priorities and outcomes with research and analysis of the impact of the prior year’s activities to advance the Strategic Plan directive and goals, annual priorities and expected outcomes, and other mandates. 

The college’s plans and committee work will be aligned with the Strategic Plan and the college’s annual priorities. [I.A.


The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee works with college and Academic Senate committees, task forces and work groups to align all plans and activities with the Strategic Plan and the college’s annual priorities and expected outcomes.

All committees, task forces, workgroups, units, governance bodies and college programs will make data-driven decisions and evaluate their activities. [I.B.3, I.B.4, I.B.5]

The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee supports the development of this capacity throughout the college.

The committee will produce a summative evaluation of the impact of the college’s activities on the annual priorities. [I.B.8]

The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee will work with appropriate groups to collect relevant information and will analyze and present this information to College Council. 

The college will have on-going training and education to develop expertise on the design of research and use of data for decision-making. [III.A.14]  The Research, Planning and Evaluation Committee will develop professional development curricula and provide training for this purpose.

Meeting Times/Days: Twice a month and are listed on the campus meeting calendar linked to the DVC homepage 

Reporting Status: College Council

Co-Chair Structure: Co-chairs: Selected by committee members.

Membership

View RPEC information from the Committee Handbook

Agendas/Minutes

Annual reviews