The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (IPE) helps Colorado College to fulfill its mission through the direction of continuous institutional self-improvement processes.
IPE works with campus constituencies to assess which areas are in need of greater efficiency, to develop strategic and operational goals which address these areas, and to establish and monitor key indicators which measure progress in goal attainment, using institutional data and external benchmarks.
The office also serves as a primary contact for many federal, state and professional organizations and coordinates institutional reporting to these agencies.
Specific functions of the office include the following:
Collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and disseminating institutional data to support institutional strategic planning, assessment, forecasting, and decision-making
Providing institutional data to external agencies such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), as well as for college consortia-related reports, and various college guides and publications
Collecting, interpreting, and disseminating data from external sources, agencies, and organizations.
Responding to ad-hoc requests for data from Board of Trustees, senior administrators, and other college constituencies
Promote consistency and clarity in data definitions, collection procedures and data management across functional areas