The Office of Institutional Analysis conducts systematic and thorough research in support of the College’s goals, planning, decision-making, assessment, and enhancement of student experience. It serves as a reliable source for comprehensive, accurate, and consistent information concerning institutional characteristics.
Major activities include:
- Collecting and analyzing data (e.g., conducting various surveys) and producing research reports assessing learning environments, student engagement, satisfaction, and learning outcomes, alumni outcomes, and other aspects of educational effectiveness;
- Conducting retention research and providing enrollment projections;
- Compiling and updating the College Fact Book and the Facts & Figures website;
- Conducting special research and data analyses for the senior leadership of the College and responding to data requests from the campus community;
- Conducting peer benchmarking and data analyses of national trends related to the higher education environment;
- Developing and updating data visualizations--interactive dashboards--to promote campus utilization of assessment/institutional data, and to support student success;
- Completing or coordinating various mandatory and other kinds of reporting to external organizations (e.g., IPEDS, AAUP);
- Providing data support for reaccreditation reviews and program reviews.