Policy VI-B: Policy Regarding Planning Research

San Jacinto College is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff the best possible opportunities for learning and teaching. In order to realize this commitment, the college recognizes the importance of maintaining an orderly and continuous program of research, planning, and evaluation.

All supervisors and administrators are responsible for the development of appropriate goals for their areas of the college’s operations and instructional programs. Development of goals, statements and other planning documents and processes must be understood to be a cooperative effort involving the faculty and staff of each area. As appropriate, area goals are accepted by the campus President, members of the Administrative Council, or the college Chancellor. The overall effectiveness of all elements of the college is indicated by the degree to which operations focus on and realize these goals.

All supervisors and administrators participate in system-wide evaluation processes and establish, with approval of campus or district administration, appropriate evaluative processes for their areas.

The college’s research program provides an on-going resource of date-collection and interpretation available to all elements of the college. Supervisors are responsible for sharing evaluation information with their faculty and staff and for encouraging discussion of all kinds of data in order to improve the college’s operations and instruction. Because research is a significant part of the college’s operations, coordinating data-collection activities of all kinds is important. Following guidelines established by the Administrative Council, all research projects must be coordinated through the appropriate district-level administrator or director who will also facilitate the process of organizing and study data collected through research activities and projects.

(See Guidelines and Procedures, Section 2-8)
(Effective March 2, 1981. Revised May 2, 1994.)