The mission of the Office of Institutional Analysis is to provide systematic and thorough research in support of the College’s goals, planning, decision and policy formation, and assessment.
The Office provides the administration, trustees, faculty, and other internal and external constituencies of the College with information concerning the characteristics and performance of the institution. It serves as a primary source of College facts. Major activities include:
- Collecting and analyzing data (e.g., conducting various surveys), and producing research reports to assess learning environments, student engagement, outcomes, satisfaction, and institutional effectiveness;
- Conducting retention and graduation studies, producing enrollment projections, and providing data support for enrollment efforts;
- Compiling and updating the College Fact Book and Facts and Figures website;
- Performing ad hoc research for the senior leadership team, assisting academic departments, administrative units, and committees (e.g., Committee on Learning Assessment) with assessment activities, and responding to internal data requests;
- Serving as a primary contact for compliance reporting (e.g., IPEDS), and providing data to external groups (e.g., college guidebooks, AAUP);
- Conducting peer benchmarking and data analysis of national trends related to the higher education environment;
- Providing support for reaccreditation reviews and program reviews.