Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative: SB 852 & SB 860

What is Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)?

IEPI is a collaborative effort to help advance the institutional effectiveness of California Community Colleges (CCC). Most importantly, IEPI will enhance the system’s ability to effectively serve students.  Per SB 852 and SB 860, LCC must develop four framework indicators that serve four operational areas:

  • accreditation status;
  • fiscal viability;
  • student performance and outcomes;
  • programmatic compliance with state and federal guidelines.

IEPI is jointly administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Santa Clarita Community College District, which is contracted by the state to support colleges with the initiative through Partnership Resource Teams.  Implementation grants are available to colleges interested in receiving assistance and professional development from the Partnership Resource Teams.

IEPI for California Community Colleges

Lassen Community College developed the following aspirational goals in the Institutional Effectiveness Planning Committee. Goals were presented to Academic Senate and approved by Consultation Council on June 2, 2015. The goals were presented to the Board of Trustees on June 9, 2015. The goals fit the Mission of the institution and coincided with LCC’s strategic goals and the Student Equity Plan and Retention Plan.

What are the IEPI Framework Indicators?

The framework of indicators designed to measure the ongoing condition of a community college’s operational environment in the following areas:

Fiscal Viability and Programmatic compliance with State and Federal GuidelinesLong-term (6 years) OptionalShort-term (1 year Goal 2015-16)
Fund Balance as a percentage of total expenditures*25.0
Audit FindingUnmodifiedUnmodified
Salary and Benefits as a proportion of unrestricted general fund expenditures 78.0
Annual Operating Excess**
Cash Balance Unrestricted and restricted cash balance**
Full-Time Equivalent Students*1750
Student Performance and OutcomesLong-term (6 years) OptionalShort-term (1 year Goal 2015-16)
Successful Course Completion (proportion)75.075.0
Accreditation StatusNo-sanctionsNo-sanctions
Completion Rate (College Prepared)69.7*
Completion Rate (Underprepared for College)39.2*
Completion Rate (Overall)42.0*
Remedial Progress Rate (Math)31.0*
Remedial Progress Rate (English)43.0*
Remedial Progress Rate (ESL)**
Career Technical Education Rate50.0*
Completion of Degrees220*
Completion of Certificates150*

* indicates an optional goal that was not developed

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