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Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Welcome to the The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE).

We provide planning and research assistance for all Estrella Mountain divisions. The office is responsible for the following:

  • Coordinating the EMCC Strategic Planning Process
  • Facilitating the development of college-wide and divisional plans
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Institutional Effectiveness & Program Review processes
  • Providing administrative support and analysis for the Student Academic Achievement Committee and facilitating the collection of student learning data 
  • Providing research and consultation services in support of program and service improvements
  • Supporting HLC accreditation activities
  • Providing grant development and evaluation assistance
  • Monitoring state and federal compliance

Our Mission:

We provide strategic planning, research support, grants support and leadership to improve decision-making, promote continuous improvement of programs and services, and enhance student success and learning. Our primary customers are the employees who work to support the success of our students.