Major activities involve: a) data mining for causes of retention, excellence, graduation, and post-graduate success of students; b) overseeing external reporting and data requests (
IPEDS); and c) monitoring federal, state, and accrediting requirements, including required disclosures.
We prepare special and regular reports in conjunction with and for the President and the Cabinet. This includes the summaries of the college’s primary outcomes and national and regional benchmarks. Institutional research also reports findings to various college personnel, committees, and decision-makers
Institutional Research and Assessment consults on all matters of efficient data collection and interpretation, including database, survey, and research design. Projects range from assistance with assessment design and automation, to measurement creation, standardization, and validation, and statistical analyses.
We prepare reports for committees, departments, and others who evaluate and design services and programs. Each year, outcomes are produced for unit/departmental yearly reports, showing mean performance, variability, and numbers or percentages of samples that achieving specified standards in their Assessment Plans.