The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) oversees the development and execution of strategic and operational planning throughout the college. This office works in a collaborative manner with academic departments, finance, technology, and marketing and communications.

Within the office, Institutional Research (IR) prepares analytical studies, conducts research, and compiles reports on scientific findings to support planning efforts. The team is tasked to gather, analyze, and summarize data relevant to ECC's students, faculty, staff, administrators, board of trustees, and other stakeholders within the community.

Through statistical research, PIE meets the detailed reporting needs of higher education associations and state and federal agencies in areas such as accreditation, program success results, policy effectiveness, student success and retention rates, enrollment projections, and other reports.

Piece of the PIE

In an attempt to improve intra-campus communication about what the IR office does and the services we offer to the broader ECC community, we publish the department’s monthly newsletter, the Piece of the PIE, highlighting a research project that we thought others may find interesting. These abstracts are intentionally only one page long so as to provide a brief introduction or to just highlight the main findings of a research project or survey that our office has recently worked on.

Data Briefs

Data briefs summarize the quantitative and qualitative research findings conducted as part of the initial Achieving the Dream data analysis in 2009 to identify priority areas of focus. Different data resources are currently available to provide this type of information.

Other Key Resources


Institutional Research

Building B, Room B230