Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Planning & Institutional Research

The CCAC Department of Planning and Institutional Research supports instruction, evaluation and assessment, planning, decision making and other administrative functions by:

  • Providing timely and accurate information and analysis
  • Fulfilling external reporting requirements
  • Educating the college community on the generation and use of research
  • Using state of the art delivery system to disseminate reader friendly information and research

Kevin Smay’s August 11, 2014 All College Day presentation on accreditation and planning can be found here

You can view planning and research information:

  • Enrollment Planning Resources:This page provides ready access to resources that can assist in the planning and management of CCAC enrollment.
  • Strategic Plan 2011–2016: view college planning documents, documentation on planning processes and helpful links to planning resources on the Internet.
  • Assessment: access information about institutional assessment and the assessment of student learning.
  • Achieving the Dream is a national initiative to help more community college students succeed (earn degrees, earn certificates or transfer to other institutions to continue their studies).
  • The Culture of Completion Project: Degrees Change Lives is a resource for expanding knowledge and deeper understanding of the issue of community college completion through applied research and dialogue.
  • Research and Reports: view enrollment updates, institutional research reports and useful links to institutional research resources on the Internet.
  • Contact us with your questions and comments, or to obtain assistance on a research or planning matter.
  • ARC, the Administrative Reporting Center (ARC), provides you with statistical data in areas such as enrollment and budgets. Data is made available in a report format that is interactive, printable, and easily exported into applications such as Excel and Crystal Reports.
  • The Learning Network Strategic Plan 2006–2011