The Institutional Effectiveness and Partnership Initiative (IEPI) was launched in 2014 to help California’s community colleges and college districts improve their operational effectiveness. It is uniquely positioned to help boost student success across the system by providing colleges and college districts the high-quality technical assistance, professional development and resource tools needed to achieve the goals and commitments contained in the California Community Colleges’ 2017 Vision for Success.
A key feature of IEPI is it draws on the expertise and innovation from within the community college system to advance effective practices and avoid potential pitfalls. Components of IEPI include:
- Make technical assistance teams, called Partnership Resource Teams, available to institutions requesting assistance.
- Enhance professional development opportunities through IEPI’s Specialized Training Program.
Response to IEPI’s efforts have been positive across the California Community Colleges. Workshop evaluations, for example, show that professional development offerings are timely and relevant, while partnership resource teams are praised for facilitating substantial improvements in areas of focus while promoting professional growth and breaking down silos.