About Research & Planning

Vision

The Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness provides research and planning services such that the College: has access to reliable data, analysis, and reports leading to informed dialogue and effective decision making; systematically assesses and evaluates student learning and success as part of a continuous process of improvement; and meets State and Federal reporting guidelines; within a shared culture of evidence.

Mission

The purpose of Institutional Research is to provide usable information as part of a culture of evidence, supporting thoughtful decision making that improves student success and guides college planning. To accomplish this, the office conducts research and provides reports related to college initiatives, enrollment management, educational and facilities master planning, matriculation, and accreditation as well as for purposes of state and federal reporting.

Staff

Sarah Randle, Acting Director. Sarah has an M.A. from San José State University in Sociology. While at SJSU she focused her studies in institutional research. Prior to attending SJSU, Sarah obtained her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science and worked in workforce development with NOVA at the City of Sunnyvale.

Michael Gutierrez, Research Technician. Michael graduated from San Jose State University with his M.A. in Sociology. While at SJSU, his studies focused on educational and social stratification & inequality. Prior to attending SJSU, Michael obtained his B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from UC Davis and worked with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County as an elementary after-school instructor.

Contact

Sarah Randle, Acting Director
Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Main Building S3-202B
email: sarah.randle@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5239

Michael Gutierrez, Research Technician
Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Main Building S3-202
email: michael.gutierrez@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5218