Monday, March 4, 2024
The RP Group

 For Researchers and Planners

This page includes a blend of resources developed by The RP Group, along with a host of crowdsourced assets to support institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals with their day-to-day work.

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Building IRPE Career Pathway & Advancing EDI in IRPE Offices Through Student Researchers, January 2024
Recording from January 25, 2024 PIER to PIER discussion focused on how IRPE offices are leveraging categorical funding streams to hire student research assistants, and the impacts that these roles are having on students.

Common Survey Design Missteps (and How to Fix Them!), January 2024
Guide providing an overview of common survey design missteps and proposed methods on how one can avoid unusable data due to these easily avoidable issues.

Effective Practices in Data Suppression, September 2021
Guide providing key considerations and recommended data suppression practices to support actionable data that can be used to drive decision-making, while still adhering to the privacy rights of students and other participants.

Key Considerations and Examples For Facilitating Conversations About Instructor Effects, January 2022
Guide providing key considerations and examples for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness professionals as they facilitate conversations with their faculty and administrative colleagues about instructor effects.

Operational Definitions of Statewide Metrics, April 2021
Resource adapted from the Chancellor's Office Alignment of Student Success to Other Initiatives with direct links to the homepage of each initiative and data element dictionaries.

Planning Principles: Setting the Foundation, January 2024
Resource outlining foundational aspects of planning and designed to serve as a useful reference for institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals as they navigate how to lead and support planning efforts at their colleges and districts.

Qualitative Research Design Considerations Guide, August 2022
Guide including key components and use cases for qualitative research as a means to inform institutional priorities associated with advancing institutional effectiveness, student success, and equity.

Target-Setting Strategies and Considerations, December 2022
Resource focusing on key considerations for California Community College (CCC) Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) professionals who are leading and/or supporting local planning efforts to set targets for institutional and/or programmatic indicators / metrics.

Glossary of Acronyms & Abbreviations
Cabrillo College Planning & Research Office - Data Element Dictionary: Glossary of Acronyms & Abbreviations

RStudio Resources Compilation, October 2022
Crowdsourced RStudio software training resources shared by the IRPE community via the RP Listserv and by presenters during the August 25th PIER to PIER session focused on sharing RStudio projects.