Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Planning & Assessment

Institutional Effectiveness Plan

River Parishes Community College (RPCC) conducts a comprehensive Institutional Effectiveness Plan that is ongoing, comprehensive, integrated, systematic, research-based, interrelated and focused on improvement of institutional quality. The purposes of RPCC’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan is to improve all programs and services and ensure that planning and evaluation processes are continuous.

College Strategic Plan

The RPCC Strategic Planning process is a key facilitator towards realization of the mission and continuous improvement efforts of the College. Strategic Planning is the core of the RPCC’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan.

Student Achievement

RPCC identifies, evaluates, and publishes goals and outcomes for student achievement appropriate to the College mission, students, and educational programs. RPCC identifies student achievement goals (target levels of performance) and thresholds (minimum acceptable performance), publishes outcomes (actual results), and evaluates the extent to which goals are achieved. RPCC uses multiple measures to document student success.

Unit Planning

Providing efficient and effective administrative support services is critical to the achievement of RPCC’s mission. To this effect, the Unit Planning model assesses the effectiveness of administrative units in their delivery of support services. Identified administrative support units engage in unit planning to develop and assess objectives and strategies aligned with the goals of the College Strategic Plan and utilize assessment results for continuous improvement.

Outcomes Assessment

At RPCC, the assessment of student learning outcomes is a key component of institutional effectiveness with an overarching goal to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to promote student success. Outcomes assessment is a formal, collaborative process driven by faculty and supported by academic administrators. Through this process, RPCC ensures that student learning outcomes demonstrate the achievement of educational goals congruent with the program of study, degree level, and College mission. Outcomes assessment is integrated across all academic divisions and instructional sites as well as high school dual enrollment courses and online learning settings. Two types of learning outcomes are evaluated within this model: Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) and General Education Learning Outcomes (GELO)

Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

The Quality Enhancement Plan or QEP is a multi-year project to improve an important aspect of student learning and/or success through broad-based involvement and is a requirement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Information about RPCC's QEP is provided at the link below.

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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