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The Institutional Research, Assessment, and Policy Studies (IRAPS) unit of Planning and Budget is the primary office for the collection and analysis of statistical information regarding students, faculty, and staff. This information is used to support regular, ongoing, internal and external reviews. Additionally, IRAPS conducts policy outcomes analyses that directly support the offices of the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, and planners at all other levels of the campus.

Subjects of primary interest to the wider campus community that are maintained by IRAPS include reports on:

  • Assessment - information, support services, and resources for assessment of program learning outcomes;
  • Campus Enrollments - third week enrollment reports and enrollment projections;
  • Faculty & Staff - faculty rosters, and profiles, research activities and staff profiles;
  • Instructional Activity - instructional load summaries, course audit reports, student credit hour reports, and class size reports;
  • Students - Common Data Set initiative (standardized national data collection used for college guidebooks), retention and graduation, student characteristics, student degree and major reports;
  • Student Surveys - findings from student surveys including the admitted, new, and enrolled, students as well as recent graduates.
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Planning and Budget Highlights

UC Santa Cruz Symposium on Assessment
UCSC's second annual assessment symposium will be held in January 2017. The event will feature presentations by faculty and graduate students about assessing student learning, evidence-based improvement, and mentoring graduate students in pedagogy and assessment ... [More]

University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)
The 2014 UCUES report on research and creative activity examines participation by UCSC graduating seniors in research and creative projects under faculty guidance, as well as the value they place on research ... [More]

UC Santa Cruz College Portrait
Based on a UC-developed common web reporting template, a new site has been launched to provide potential students and their parents with key UCSC institutional data as well as accountability statistics about educational outcomes ... [More]

Planning and Budget Headlines

The Office of the President UC InfoCenter, a repository of data about the University, is now available ... [More]