Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness a Kaplan Company Mission Statement

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness a Kaplan Company Mission Statement

The College for Financial Planning engages in academic and administrative evaluation to create a culture of continuous improvement in all of its academic programs and administrative and student support units. These rigorous processes help the College to achieve its mission to be the education provider of choice for working adults in the financial services industry. All evaluation processes place responsiveness to its students, faculty, and staff at its center. Student input is assured through a suite of surveys that gather feedback from enrolled students and alumni. College faculty and staff are empowered to participate in program assessment, program review, and institutional unit effectiveness processes by supportive College leadership and are provided with resources and training to facilitate meaningful continuous improvement activities.


It is the vision of the OIRE to be seen within the College as the source for decision-making information to actively advance the College’s reputation as the provider of choice for financial education.

Primary Functions

The OIRE functions in three areas: institutional effectiveness, institution research, and assessment. The goal of each functional area is to research, report, and provide data-supported recommendations.

Accreditation and Regulatory Oversight

The OIRE at the College for Financial Planning plays a key role to assure continuous College compliance with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) institutional accreditation standards for mission, integrity, teaching and learning quality, assessment of student learning, program review and improvement, and institutional effectiveness, both overall and within administrative and student support units. The OIRE also assures continued compliance with all Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and other national regulatory agency standards, including NC-SARA standards for postsecondary distance education institutions.

For more details, please visit the Accreditation and Regulatory Oversight page.

IRE Staff

Rebecca Henderson, MA
Research Analyst