Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI)

What is IEPI?
The 113 California Community Colleges represent the world’s large system of higher education. Reaching 2.1 million students, the system has amassed a vast amount of data on students and their educational outcomes. California State Board of Governors has encouraged individual colleges within the California Community College system to reflect upon state-adopted metrics such as the Student Success Scorecard (, so that colleges can discuss metrics on their campuses as these data relate to institutional effectiveness.

In 2014-2015 a partnership was formalized through Ed Code Section 84754.6 and the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) to provide a framework of indicators, technical assistance, and training to colleges to further develop a practice of institutional effectiveness.

Saddleback College has participated in IEPI and has adopted indicators based upon consensus through its regular decision-making bodies.  The documentation and links below show our progress in IEPI.

Institutional Effectiveness
Saddleback College is committed to institutional effectiveness through providing data for informed decision-making.  Student outcomes are assessed using tools such as the Institutional Effectiveness Annual Report (IEAR).  The documentation below provides this report: