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About PRO - Planning and Research Office


  • The mission of PRO is to secure and manage high quality data while transforming it into knowledge that can be used to inform and support planning decisions, improve student learning, and promote institutional effectiveness.

The Planning and Research Office (PRO) is responsible for the following:
  • Coordinating planning activities such as the College Strategic Plan (CSP) and the Watsonville Center Master Plan (WCMP)
  • Facilitating Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes and maintaining an online knowledge base for both
  • Reviewing and providing reports and information to national, state, community organizations, and internal offices at Cabrillo
  • Conducting experimental, semi-experimental, validation, and exploratory research studies, as well as information technology related data-mining and data warehousing
  • Providing planning and technical support to office and staff members
  • Conducting external scans and staying one step ahead of emerging knowledge that affects the education sector.

Data Warehouse

The Data Warehouse is the local repository of end-of-term data. It represents a collaboration between PRO and Cabrillo IT.

The data are a reflection of the MIS data submissions with the addition of related local datasets. The MIS data submissions are regularly uploaded to the Community Colleges System Office by Cabrillo IT. See the CCC MIS Data Element Dictionary.

The dataset goes back approximately 15 years. It forms the basis for most of the information included in the Fact Book, and is utilized by PRO staff for everything from ad hoc research requests to major longitudinal academic performance studies.

PRO Program Plan

PRO Staff:

Terrence Willett
Director of Planning, Research & Knowledge Systems

Steve Blohm
Institutional Research Analyst

Natalia Cordoba-Velasquez
Institutional Research Analyst

Judy Cassada, M.P.A.
Institutional Research Specialist

Terra Morris
Institutional Research Analyst

Office Location:

Planning and Research Office
Building 1200
(Next to the Sesnon House)
6500 Soquel Drive
Cabrillo College.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 477-5577 (voice)
(831) 477-3746 (fax)



Contact Information


Fax: (831)477.3726
Location: #1200
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