Relatively new to Citrus College, the Office of Institutional Research (IR) is becoming increasingly visible on campus. The office provides research assistance and guidance to all departments on campus, with much of their research focusing on student success and retention, SLOs, demographics, educational goals, and graduation and transfer tracking.
Recently, IR created the first Citrus College Fact Book. This new publication serves as a desk reference for a wide-range of information relevant to Citrus College - from information on the surrounding areas and feeder high schools, to performance data on Citrus College students.
Key Performance Indicators
Another major project accomplished by IR within the past year has been providing data for 63 instructional programs on campus for the Key Performance Indicators, which are the key components of their program reviews. The Key Performance Indicators, comprised of six years of data, will be updated annually by IR, as Citrus College continues to practice the "data-driven" decision making process.
HSI Title V Grants
As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Citrus College has been awarded three HSI Title V grants. The first grant, a solo grant, focuses on students' performance in Basic Skills. The second grant, a co-op grant, is shared with the University of La Verne and focuses on producing future teachers. The newly awarded STEM grant is aimed at increasing the number and success rate of first-generation, low-income and under-represented college students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. IR works closely with the staff administering each of these grants, furnishing data as necessary to grant reporting as well as providing information to guide practice.
IR Office Operations
The Office of Institutional Research operates under the direction of Dr. Lan Hao. Dr. Hao received her Ph.D. in higher education administration and policy analysis from the University of Southern California. Assisting her is Ms. Sunny Liu, research analyst. Ms. Linda Swan, administrative assistant, helps keep the office organized and running efficiently. Their office is temporarily located on the first floor of the ED Building.