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The office of Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) provides leadership, guidance and support for institutional planning, research, data governance, accreditation, the participatory governance system and other initiatives that support the College's mission and vision, enhance effectiveness and promote student success.


PRIE provides leadership, guidance, and support for the College's institutional planning processes—including the development, production, distribution, monitoring, and assessment of the Educational Master Plan 2009-2019, the three-year strategic plans, and other College plans.

College of Marin Educational Master Plan 2009-2019

College of Marin's Educational Master Plan 2009-2019 (EMP) is the principal document guiding all other institutional planning and decision making, including strategic planning, resource allocation, evaluation, and outcome assessment. It projects the future of College of Marin for the coming decade and makes general recommendations that address current and foreseeable challenges.

The plan's analysis of internal and external data and the resulting 19 broad recommendations (organized into four categories: student access, student success, college systems and community responsiveness) provide a common foundation for discussion about the College's effectiveness in fulfilling its mission; together they are intended to serve as the basis for the College's three-year strategic plans and to inform annual unit plans.

College of Marin Strategic Plan 2015-2018

This is the third and last iteration of strategic planning within the College of Marin’s 10-year Educational Master Plan. Much has been accomplished. The 2015-2018 plan carries forward and expands on some of the existing EMP goals and adds new objectives. In addition, our objectives are becoming increasingly measureable as we focus more on the outcomes of our activity. We remain committed to student access, student success, improving college systems and community responsiveness.


College of Marin Strategic Plan 2015-2018 (Approved by Board of Trustees 10-20-2015)

Progress Reports

College of Marin Strategic Plan 2015-2018 Progress Report (May 2016)
Progress Tracking 2015-2016


College of Marin Strategic Plan 2012-2015

College of Marin's Strategic Plan 2012-2015 benefits students and the community as a whole by prioritizing the Educational Master Plan recommendations, creating strategic objectives that address these recommendations, and identifying action steps for accomplishing specific objectives. The goal has been to create reasonable, doable and measurable objectives that focus our community and our resources on improving services to students to promote student success.

College of Marin Strategic Plan 2012–2015 (Approved by the Board of Trustees 11-13-2012)

Progress Reports

College of Marin Strategic Plan 2012-2015 Progress Report (June 2015)
College of Marin Progress Report 2014 (provided to Board of Trustees 7-29-2014)
College of Marin Progress Report 2013 (PowerPoint presentation to the Board of Trustees 7-16-2013)
College of Marin Progress Report 2013 (7-16-2013) 
Tracking System for Evidence (07-02-2013)
Strategic Plan 2012-2015 Progress Form (01-16-2013)
Administrative Champions for Objectives (08-21-2012)
Development Process and Evidence for Strategic Plan (01-10-2012)

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College of Marin Integrated Planning Manual

The College of Marin Integrated Planning Manual was developed to guide integrated, insitutional planning at the College. The manual describes the ways that the College's constituent groups participate in and contribute to College planning. Revisions to the document are a result of ongoing assessment of timelines and specific functions associated with the College's planning and resource allocation process made by the Planning and Resource Allocation Commitee (PRAC).

The document contains a description of the integrated planning model and its key planning documents. It then outlines specific tasks to be accomplished, processes by which decisions/recommendations will be developed, timelines for each task, individuals or groups responsible for completing the tasks and individuals or groups that will receive the recommendations and render final decisions.

COM Integrated Planning Manual (Revised 07-23-2012)
COM Integrated Planning Model (Revised 04-19-2011)

College Planning Documents for Specific Areas

Basic Skills Master Plan

In Progress


Distance Education Plan

College of Marin Distance Education Plan 2012–2015

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

In Progress


Facilities Plan

College of Marin Facilities Plan 2012

Institutional Transfer Plan and Outcomes Report

In Progress


Professional Development Plan

College of Marin Professional Development Plan 2013-2016

Student Equity Plan

College of Marin Student Equity Plan 2015-2016 (Approved final)
College of Marin Student Equity Plan

Student Learning Outcome Assessment Plan

College of Marin Assessment Plan Addendum Spring 2016
College of Marin Assessment Plan 2012

Student Success and Support Program Plan

Credit Student Success and Support Program Plan 2015-2016          Noncredit Student Success and Support Program Plan 2015-2016

Technology Plan

College of Marin Technology Plan 2012–2017
Information Technology Assessment Report (06-29-2012)

Archived Planning Documents

Archived planning documents prior to 2013.

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Office of Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Website

Technical Contact:  Nicole Oldendick, 415.485.9570