Knowing what works matters. Knowing how something works matters more. IEPI gives both.

Alex Casareno

With budgets falling – and private competition rising – it is crucial for California Community Colleges to stay ahead of the professional development game. That’s why IEPI focuses on real-world, research-based solutions to the problems that face our two-year colleges.

Cosumnes River College Dean Alex Casareno attended a Basic Skills workshop in Oakland, and left impressed with IEPI’s genuine, no-nonsense approach to professional development.

“I am energized – and that is the word – by the specific practical application of research,” says Casareno. “Knowing what works matters. Knowing how something works matters more. IEPI gives both.”

In contrast to similar initiatives, past and present, IEPI is rooted in a philosophy of solid research, peer collaboration, and real, provable results.

“I have attended a number of workshops and conferences,” says Casareno. “But the IEPI workshop has been the most useful in all my time as part of the community college system.”