The Office of Institutional Research and Planning strives to enhance the efficiency of the college through appropriate planning, research, evaluation, and reporting to ensure continuous improvement of educational programs and administrative & educational support services.

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning provides leadership that encourages campus-wide participation in the planning and assessment activities that lead to continuous improvement. The IRP monitors accreditation compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and fulfillment of the educational mission of North Carolina Community College System.

The IRP Office administers institutional surveys for assessment purposes, monitors reporting for data quality, coordinates the program review process, monitors performance measures to ensure educational goals are met, and provides institutional research support to all departments.

The Director of Institutional Research and Planning facilitates the incorporation of assessment, planning, and institutional research to evaluate and enhance all academic programs and services. The Director is designated as the college’s data coordinator and the IPEDS key holder.

 

For more information please contact:

Jaime P. Heckstall, Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Telephone: (252) 862-1255

E-mail: jheckstall6664@roanokechowan.edu

To request data please use the following form: IRP Data Request Form

 

SACSCOC Accreditation

Roanoke-Chowan Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Roanoke-Chowan Community College.

**Certain programs within the college also have other forms of accreditation.

Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation

The Early Childhood Education (AAS) program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; (1-800-424-2460); www.naeyc.org

Program Approval

* The Associate Degree Nursing program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing located at 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 782-3211.

* The Cosmetology program is approved by the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners located at 1207 Front St #110, Raleigh, NC 27609 or (919) 733-4117.

* The Barbering Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners located at 5809-102 Departure Dr., Raleigh, NC 27616, (919) 981-5210.

* The College is also approved by the NC State Approving Agency to assist students eligible for veteran benefits. Agency contact information is 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 103, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 or (919) 733-7535.