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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
  • Grant awardees will receive support with grant management.

OPPA Staff Contact Information

P. Jayne Bopp
Interim Coordinator, OPPA

Tao Feng
Institutional Analyst

Adam Halemano
Institutional Assessment Specialist

Erin Matsuda
Grants Coordinator