College Office of Research & Evaluation (CORE)

The Reedley Department of CORE supports planning and decision-making efforts throughout the college by providing data, analytics, and information for managing and maintaining the quality and effectiveness and encouraging continuous improvement of academic programs, academic and student support services, and administrative services.

The department also provides information that is mandated by external accrediting agencies and legislative bodies and serves as a primary source for information on institutional effectiveness at Reedley College.

The College Office of Research & Evaluation (CORE) has adopted, adapted, and affirms the following overarching principles from the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) regarding the use of data to facilitate insights and improve decision making. These principles guide us as we promote the use of data, analytics, information, and evidence to improve student success and institutional effectiveness.


  • We act with integrity:


  • We recognize the consequences of our work. The analytic algorithms and applications we build and/or implement, as well as the policy decisions incorporating information we analyze and disseminate, impact people and situations.


  • We acknowledge that the individuals whose information we use have rights, derived from both legal and ethical principles that can cross national borders.


  • We make intentional efforts to protect their information from misuse or use that could cause them harm. We protect privacy and maintain confidentiality when collecting, compiling, analyzing, and disseminating information.


  • We act as responsible data stewards. We secure the data and information over which we have control, following generally accepted guidelines and professional standards for physical and electronic security and data sharing.


  • We provide accurate and contextualized information. We do not knowingly or intentionally mislead the consumers of our information.


  • We deliver information and analyses appropriate to the questions being asked, to the quality of the data available, and to the context in which the questions are asked.


  • We seek to be fair, transparent and minimize personal biases in our research assumptions, methodologies, and conclusions.


  • We avoid conflicts of interest, and disclose them when unavoidable, particularly with third parties and vendors. We act in the best interests of our institutions, students, and stakeholders.


  • We strive to make our work accessible to those who need data, information, and analysis to generate insight and make decisions.


  • We share knowledge of the Institutional Effectiveness field and its application so we may facilitate insights and promote common understanding to our stakeholders.


  • We value lifelong learning and the enhancement of our field. We draw on and contribute to relevant and emerging scholarship and educate ourselves on developing trends. We utilize those methods and techniques for which we have or can obtain, appropriate knowledge and capabilities



Coming Soon

  • Athletic Department Strategic Plan
  • Enrollment Management Plan
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • Marketing Plan
  • Reedley College Integrated Planning Handbook
  • Technology Plan 2018-2022


*Contact Darnell Harris for any accommodations in reading these documents.

Coming Soon

  • Annual Report
  • Institutional Effectiveness Report
  • College Planning Reports
  • Equity Research
  • Fast Facts
  • Governance Assessment
  • Job Placement Report
  • KPI Scorecard
  • Licensure Exam Rates
  • Mission Statement Review
  • Outcomes Assessment
  • Perkins Planning Data
  • Program and Department Review
  • Research Studies

Office Processes

State and Regional Resources 


Federal and National Resources (Section Title)

  • The Internal Review Board reviews research projects that involve human participants to uphold two broad standards: first, that participants are not placed at undue risk; second, that they give uncoerced, informed consent to their participation.
  • With representation from a wide range of disciplines and from outside the academic community, the IRB gives prompt but individualized attention to the numerous research projects at the university.
  • If you are interested in conducting research at Reedley College, please submit associated documentation to Darnell Harris at

For more information contact the Reedley College College Office or Research and Evaluation by e-mail. Contacts are listed below:

Darnell Harris, M. Ed.
Director of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Planning
(559) 638-0395 

Ignacio P. Faria, MS
Research and Planning Analyst
(559) 638-0300 x 3157