Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness 

About Us

The Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness (EPIE) division provides leadership and coordination for Districtwide educational and student services initiatives, course and program approval, accreditation, strategic planning, attendance accounting, institutional research, and the Student Information System (SIS) modernization project.  

Our Staff   

Bobbi Kimble - Interim Vice Chancellor, Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness
Maury Pearl  -  Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Effectiveness
Deborah Harrington - Dean, Student Success
(Vacant) - Dean, Educational Support Services
Sarah Crespo, Administrative Analyst
Terri Fisher, Administrative Intern
Moon Ko, Research Analyst
Stanislav Levin, Research Analyst
Betina Vallin, SFP Technician
Kristen Van Hala, Executive Assistant
(Vacant), Administrative Analyst
(Vacant), Senior Research Analyst
Attendance Accounting (Intranet) -This office reports student enrollments for the allocation of State funding. It also maintains District-wide calendars, develops FTES projections, and provides ongoing and ad-hoc reports for enrollment and fiscal planning. 
Curriculum Support -This office provides coordination of Board approval for courses and programs, maintaining the District-wide shared course database as well as individual college awards, reviewing, posting and implementing course changes, and related curriculum-related activities. 
Institutional Effectiveness
  • Planning and Accreditation​​​​ - Assessing institutional performance through the framework of strategic planning and accreditation. 
  • Institutional Research​ - Providing information and analysis that supports policy development, effective decision-making, and accountability mandates.

Student Success Coordination of LACCD Student Success Initiatives including the CCCCO Basic Skills Initiative, Achieving the Dream (AtD), and coordination of the California Community Colleges’ Success Ntwork (3CSN) statewide professional development initiative. 

Student Information System (SIS) Modernization -This project is a joint effort managed by both the Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness Division and the Information Technology Division. When completed in 2016 this project will improve student services, teaching and learning, and organizational effectiveness. 

Dolores Huerta Labor Institute (DHLI)- This District-wide initiative provides faculty resources for developing labor-themed content and curricula, as well as promoting labor education at individual colleges.​​​​​​​​​​​​