The California Community Colleges is the largest postsecondary education system in the nation. The primary missions of the system are:
- Preparing students to transfer to four-year universities
- Workforce development and training
- Basic skills and remedial education
Established by legislation in 1967, the Chancellor's office is the administrative branch charged with providing leadership, advocacy, and support for the system. The Chancellor's office operates under the direction of the state chancellor who is guided by the Board of Governors. The state chancellor is appointed by the board and board members are appointed by the Governor.
The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) is a statewide collaborative effort to help advance the effective practices of the California Community Colleges and, in the process, significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and state and federal audit issues.
Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to serve its students effectively and improve student success in measurable ways. An important focus of the initiative is to draw on the exceptional expertise and innovation that exists within the system in advancing effective practices and avoiding potential pitfalls.
The three primary components of the initiative are: a framework of indicators; professional development; and technical assistance.
Student Success Scorecard
In its commitment to increase transfer and degree and certificate attainment, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has established a performance measurement system that tracks student success at all 113 community colleges.
This scorecard represents an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability on student progress and success metrics in public higher education in the United States. The data available in this scorecard tell how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates.
With data reported by gender, age and ethnicity, colleges, students and the public can also better determine if colleges are narrowing achievement gaps, which is vitally important for our students and our state's economy.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office MIS Data Mart
The data mart provides information about students, courses, student services, outcomes and faculty and staff. The emphasis of a data mart is to answer the questions of administrators, educators, parents, students, state leaders, and professional organizations.
Because the data mart is aimed at supplying information to a wide variety of users, the easy-to-use interface and query explanations insure the data are easily accessed and processed.