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Welcome to the North Carolina Community College Planning and Research Organization
(CCPRO) Website!

The North Carolina Community College Planning and Research Organization (CCPRO) will begin it's 25th year in January 2018 as a network of planners and researchers from the 58 community colleges across the state. The organization was chartered in 1993 with 63 members, most of whom are now retired, and has grown to over 115 eligible members. I hope you will take a few minutes to read the history of CCPRO located on this website. It will be very helpful to you in understanding CCPRO and how you can contribute to the organization. While there has been a true changing of the guard for the organization since its inception, CCPRO is known as one of the strongest NCCCS professional organizations for support provided among employees whose primary function provides a foundation for college planning, analytics, and research.

Today, CCPRO professionals support each other and the work of their colleagues at peer institutions. Our members understand the importance of collaboration and are willing to share their expertise. This makes the organization an especially valuable resource for those who are new to the research and planning profession. For those who are veterans of the profession, the organization provides opportunities for sharing best practices, idea exchanges, and networking with fellow professionals.

In addition to its annual statewide meeting, CCPRO holds regional meetings to provide professional development opportunities throughout the year. Please contact me or the regional director in your area to ensure you stay connected and informed. Also, CCPRO members are willing to work with campuses to do peer assessment to help you prepare for SACSCOC accreditation related reporting.

More recently, CCPRO has been working closely with the NC Community College System (NCCCS) Office on the NC Community Colleges Excellence in Research and Analytics Initiative. This project is working provide support to all of us. Many members are now actively engaged in project work and setting objectives as we move forward. If you are not currently serving on one of the teams, please consider joining us in building a stronger support system for training, research, and leadership for IE/IR staff across the state.

Finally, this website was established as a repository of helpful information to support the work of CCPRO members and others seeking information regarding institutional effectiveness, planning, research, accreditation compliance, and assessment. CCPRO leadership is in the process of overhauling and updating the website and its contents. If you have ideas about how to improve the website, please contact me or one of the Executive Committee members listed on this website.

I sincerely hope that 2017-18 is a great year for each of you! We look forward to staying engaged and working on your behalf this year.

Pamela Federline



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