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Office of Grants & Institutional Research

News & Announcements:       

Institutional Profile:  OGIR, with assistance from the Office of Institutional Advancement, created a 2014 Merced College Institutional Profile, containing data  and information on Merced College and community.            

GISday 2014: OGIR co-sponsored a GIS Day Map Gallery at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the Administrative Board Room on the Merced Campus on Wednesday, 19/November/2014. Thanks to the Merced Library/LRC, MCAG, Debbie Morimoto's geography students, Merced College Switchboard staff, and all for helping with the event!

Here's the GISday 2014 agenda (Room: Admintrative Board Room):

08:00AM- GIS 101 Presentation (Credit to MCAG)

09:00AM- Dr. Paul Fregene, Chemistry professor, "Schistosomiasis Control in Borgu Kingdom, Niger State, Nigeria"

10:00AM- Uyi Oviawe, Murgreen Environmental Company, "Environmental Solutions Using GIS"

11:00AM- GIS 101Presentation (Credit to MCAG)

A map gallery will be held in the lobby of the LRC on the Merced Campus.

Click here for the 2014 GISday Flier.

For more about GIS, contact

2013 Student Success Scorecard:  The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office recently released Merced College's 2013 Student Success Scorecard; the Scorecard is formerly known as the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC).  Below, a table comparing 2002-03 and 2006-07 figures, such as completion and persistence rates, is available.  The Scorecard also provides details regarding key metrics, including demographics, which helps Merced College identify areas for further investigation and improvement.

Read OGIR's article in April 2013 Campus Digest (page 5).  Click here for more information from the Chancellor's Office.

1999-2000 to 2012-13 CSU, UC Transfers: The Office has compiled transfer resources for those students who transferred to either a CSU or UC; the information contains fourteen years' worth of information. Here are links to the CSU by institution, UC by institution, and a summary of both systems.

2008-09 to 2013-14 Institutional Effectiveness Metrics:   The Office has developed a handful of Institutional Effectiveness metrics (IEMs) to assist with program review, both comprehensive and annual, and new faculty prioritization requests.  They are listed under three group types:  1) Credit Productivity (including courses filled, FTEF, FTES, WSCH); 2) Student Demographics (including age, gender, race/ethnicity); and 3) Student Success (including awards/certificates earned, course completion and success rates).  Access the IE metrics by visiting OGIR's MC4ME site (log-in required).

Fall 2014 Quick Facts:    The District's fall 2014 Quick Facts document is available, containing semester demographics, course load, student type, and degrees/certificates earned.  The fall 2013 is document is also available.


Fall 2013 Fact Sheet:  Similar to the Quick Facts sheet, this document contains other institutional information, including employee demographics and financial aid.

Six-Year Quick Facts:  The District's 2008-09 to 2013-14 Quick Facts document is available.  It contains a six-year look at demographics, awards, and FTES trends.  The 2007-08 to 2012-13 document is available here.


The Institutional Research Calendar:  The Office's 2014-15 Institutional Research Calendar is now available for review here.  The Calendar informs stakeholders of the institutional research planning on an annual basis.  The 2013-14 version is available here.


Research Request Form:  Complete the Research Request Form for all your institutional data and research needs.  Before submitting a formal Research Request form, browse OGIR site’s resources and documents to see if the request could be met with already published research.

Institutional Review Board:  Merced College's Office of Grants and Institutional Research oversees the District's federally-recognized IRB (IRB00009072). 

Meetings are held from 02:00PM to 03:30PM on the Merced College, Merced campus.

The 2015-16 schedule is

Monday, 28/September/2015

Monday, 30/November/2015

Monday, 25/January/2016

Monday, 21/March/2016

Monday, 25/April/2016

For any assistance or questions, or a meeting request, contact the IRB's chair, Cherie Davis at or 209-386-6786.  Click here for more information.


OGIR Contact Information

Cherie Davis, Director 209-386-6786
Luis Enrique Flores, Sr. Research Analyst 209-381-6525
Andrea Hall-Cuccia, Research Analyst 209-384-6370

OGIR's Mission Statement

To facilitate the institutional effectiveness of ongoing planning and assessment, and resource development and allocation processes, based on sound research and evidence that foster continuous quality improvement. (reviewed August, 2012)

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