Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
If you have any questions, please email us research@gwc.cccd.edu.

Welcome to The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness (ORPIE) provides services that help campus leaders make more informed decisions to improve processes, programs, and services that impact student learning and success.

The office works closely with administrators, staff, faculty, students, and the community to support quality student learning and to foster continuous quality improvement. To that end, ORPIE provides data and engages the campus community to effectively utilize data for strategic planning and decision-making.

ORPIE functions include Institutional Research, Strategic Planning, Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and Accreditation.

The Office is responsible for:

  • Collecting, analyzing and disseminating data systematically to assist stakeholders in making informed decisions that lead to continuous organizational improvement
  • Keeping the campus informed of changes in state and federal regulations regarding student learning, achievement, and accreditation.
  • Facilitating the strategic planning process through the development, creation and dissemination of plans that help every unit in the institution align its efforts with the mission and long-term vision of the college
  • Facilitating assessment of student learning outcomes and program review in consultation with coordinators

Supporting and/or managing the accreditation process

Staff & Contact Information

Meet the ORPIE Staff

Kay Nguyen, Ed.D, Administrative Director

Kay V. Nguyen, Ed.D
Administrative Director
(714) 895-8727
kvnguyen@gwc.cccd.edu

Matthew Valerius, M.P.P., Senior Research Analyst

Matthew Valerius, M.P.P.
Senior Research Analyst
(714)895-8726
mvalerius@gwc.cccd.edu

Uyen Tran, M.S. Research Analyst

Uyen Tran, M.S.
Research Analyst
(714) 892-7711 x5274
utran@gwc.cccd.edu

Kirsty Henderson, Research Assistant

Kirsty Henderson
Research Assistant
khenderson32gwc.cccd.edu

Research Request

The Research Office is experiencing a high volume of research requests this semester. To  meet the current needs of the campus and our internal deadlines, we will not be accepting any new research request for the rest of the semester.  If you have an urgent request, please contact the Administrative Director of Institutional Effectiveness at kvnguyen@gwc.cccd.edu

Thank you for your understanding,
The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness