Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides accurate, relevant, equity-grounded  data for ongoing planning and assessment for the district with a focus/goal/intent on supporting student learning and success. 

  • Data Analysis

    OIE provides data to Merced College District to aid in the data informed decision making.

    • Hiring Prioritization Data
    • Program Review Data Sets
    • Data Requests (Research Request Form)
    • Training, Workshops, Presentations

  • Grant Support

    OIE Supports Merced College Employees through the grant submission process.

    • New Grants
    • Collaboration Grants
    • Recurring Grants
    • Grant Pre-Approval Form

  • Curriculum Assessment/Support

    • SLO Assessment Scheduling
    • Technical Assistance with eLumen

  • Survey Development/Evaluation

    Surveys are a tool for collecting vital information from campus constituents.

  • Reporting

    • State and Federal Reporting (MIS, 320, IPEDS)
    • Equity Report
    • AB 705
    • Accreditation

Statement of Informed Consent

Research, including assessment and evaluation of the teaching and learning process, will be conducted at Merced College in established or commonly accepted educational settings and will involve normal educational practices.

Information gathered relating to student knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors will be kept anonymous and/or confidential, and participation shall expose students to no or minimal risk of harm. By enrolling and attending Merced College courses, students have volunteered as subjects, have been fully informed, and have given their consent to participate in education-based research. Students will be fully informed should the research parameters change. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law regulating the privacy of student records and the obligations of the institution, primarily in the areas of release of the records and the access provided to those records. Students are protected under both FERPA law and the Human Subjects Review process.

Merced College Board Policy 5040
Merced College Administrative Procedure 5040, 5045
Education Code Sections 76200, 76222, 76232
Title 5, Section 54600, 54630
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
HHS – Office for Human Research Protections


Merced Main Campus

Service Building