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IRPE Summer Institute

 IRPE Summer-to-Summer Institute 2022–23 Curriculum

The IRPE Summer-to-Summer Institute 2022–23 is a comprehensive learning experience with a focus on advancing racial justice and equity across California’s community colleges. The Institute is designed to be an immersive learning experience that emphasizes equity-minded leadership, in which participants will reflect on their own equity journeys and work at their institutions and learn strategies to integrate racial equity and social justice into college processes, structures, and practices. The Institute will address core competencies that will culminate in an opportunity to identify, apply, and evaluate essential skills as an IRPE professional.

To learn more about specific IRPE Summer-to-Summer Institute 2022–23 topics, click the menus below:

All Participants:

  • Summer Institute Overview & Project Introduction

  • Common Equity Language & Equity Literacy

  • Statewide Initiatives & Equity

  • Assessing & Reflecting on Our Personal EDI Learning & Development

  • Facilitating Action-Focused Data Discussions with an Equity Lens

Newcomers Track:

  • The Role of an IRPE Office in Today’s Community Colleges

  • Qualitative Research to Advance Racial Equity

  • Your IRPE Toolbox — Statewide & CTE Resources

  • Survey Design

  • Using Visuals to Effectively Tell the Data Story

  • Applied Research in a Community College Setting

  • Integrated Planning

  • SQL & R Resources for New IRPE Professionals

  • Introduction to Participatory Governance & Campus Culture

Seasoned Professionals Track:

  • Maintaining a Focus on Equity in Times of Budget Uncertainty

  • Peer Group Meetings

  • Strategic Enrollment Management & Efficiency

  • Participatory Governance: Culture, Systems & Structures

  • Strategic Planning & Evaluation

  • Organizational Development & Action Research

  • Equity & Institutional Effectiveness

  • Leadership in Accreditation

  • Instructor Effects on Student Success

Summer-to-Summer Institute 2022–23 participants will advance their skills in the following areas:

  • Design and execute complex project and program evaluation

  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data

  • Apply strategies for effective enrollment management processes, data analysis, and reporting 

  • Summarize appropriate methods for assessing student learning outcomes, service unit outcomes, and administrative unit outcomes

  • Promote stakeholder (faculty, staff, administrators, students, community members) understanding of data through interaction and training

  • Employ effective practices for fostering data-driven informed decision-making

  • Develop and employ strategies for presenting and discussing data

  • Facilitating the shift from deficit-minded approaches to asset-based approaches

  • Employ effective practices for fostering data-driven, informed decision-making

  • Apply strategies for presenting and discussing equity data

  • Effectively navigate the participatory governance structures in place at state and local levels

  • Effectively assess institutional strengths and weaknesses in integrated planning

  • Assess colleges as organizations at state and local levels (e.g., participatory governance structures, culture, operational structures, loosely-coupled systems)

  • Identify major principles of effective integrated planning

  • Analyze the roles of program review and assessment in college planning processes

  • Outline a research agenda for at least one area of institutional research and planning office responsibility

  • Employ effective project management techniques and time management

  • Develop a professional development plan linked to personal and professional goals

  • Demonstrate equity-mindedness and social justice commitment in the context of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness, as well as leadership

  • Facilitate connections/networking across IRPE professionals and with other practitioner groups

  • Access relevant literature on impactful practices to advance equitable outcomes

  • Formulate equity-minded, data-informed recommendations for practices, processes, and policies

  • Employ effective strategies for meeting facilitation and consensus building

  • Assess campus/department culture related to equity and apply appropriate strategies to focus on organizational responsibility for student success and equity

  • Integrate the student voice (e.g., panels, quotes, student participation in campus planning) into research and planning processes

  • Discuss the history and context for the California Community Colleges system, including its relationship to the American higher education system and the California Master Plan for Higher Education