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Office of Planning, Policy & Assessment

Welcome! The Office of Planning, Policy & Assessment (OPPA) was established in the Fall of 2007. Our mission is as follows:

The Office of Planning, Policy, and Assessment supports the college mission by promoting institutional effectiveness by developing, communicating, and maintaining an infrastructure for ongoing planning, policy-making, assessment, institutional research, and grant/contract acquisition and coordination.

OPPA has four broad goals:

  • Enhance communication with the campus in all areas of OPPA responsibility.
  • Create a culture of inquiry, action, and improvement at the college.
  • Facilitate program review, evaluation, and planning processes.
  • Embed assessment throughout the institution at all levels.

OPPA has nine Service Area Outcomes:

  • Administrators, faculty, and staff will receive coordinated assistance to complete Annual
    Program Reviews and Comprehensive Program Reviews.
  • Faculty and staff will engage in the planning and assessment process.
  • Administrators, faculty and staff will receive support with policy review.
  • Internal and external audiences will have timely access to accurate information through
    regular and ad hoc reporting.
  • Faculty and staff will be offered informative workshops on assessments.
  • Faculty and staff will be able to assess their program service area and course learning
    outcomes via the campus Assessment Management System.
  • Faculty and staff will be aware of grant funding opportunities.
  • Administrators, faculty and staff will receive support for the development of new
    grants.
  • Grant awardees will receive support with grant management.

OPPA Staff Contact Information

P. Jayne Bopp
Interim Coordinator, OPPA
455-0597
pbopp@hawaii.edu

Tao Feng
Institutional Analyst
455-0598
tfeng@hawaii.edu

Adam Halemano
Institutional Assessment Specialist
455-0572
adam36@hawaii.edu

Erin Matsuda
Grants Coordinator
455-0495
erincm@hawaii.edu