District-wide feedback is an important part of the planning and evaluation
process at the College of the Sequoias.
The Office of Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness (R-PIE)
routinely conducts and/or facilitates surveys and questionnaires that
support the District’s planning activities, outcomes and assessment cycle,
grant requirements, mandated reporting requirements, various research
projects, accreditation needs, ad-hoc requests, and other requests that
directly support the District mission.
Participation in the District's surveys is voluntary. Data collected
through the surveys are kept confidential. Survey results are only reported
in the aggregate so that the privacy of the respondent is protected. The
results are analyzed by the Office of Research, Planning and Institutional
Effectiveness and forwarded to the appropriate faculty, administrators, and
staff for use in advancing the District's mission. Although participant
input is extremely valuable for improvement of the District, no tangible
compensation is given for participation in the surveys (except for
Some surveys require reviews by the District's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
It is the responsibility of the IRB to evaluate each research proposal in
terms of ethical standards. In particular, the board will assess if there
are appropriate measures planned to maintain confidentiality, establish
informed consent, and avoid any risk to individuals. For further
information, please contact the Office of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org)