The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment supports decision-making and planning through the collection, analysis, and distribution of institutional data and evaluative research studies. The department is committed to using sound research design, appropriate statistical techniques, and to conducting research and data collection activities in an ethical manner. The department exists to provide leaders across the campus the information they need to move the University forward toward its strategic and operational goals. The department is committed to supporting, coordinating, and facilitating all assessment activity at the University through the centralized support of an assessment management system (Bb Outcomes), offering of workshops and other training on assessment related issues, and assisting all departments (academic or administrative) in all phases of assessment activities (planning, implementation, data collection, analysis of results, and use of results). The department is committed to enhancing, furthering, and supporting the University’s mission and goals.
- Identify and develop those resources necessary to support a culture of data-driven decision-making throughout the campus community. (Fact Book, data-mart, etc.)
- Facilitate and coordinate assessment initiatives at the institutional and School levels. (Title III, data analysis, systematic survey cycle, etc.)
- Educate the campus community on the availability and use of data in assessment, planning, budget, and other institutional effectiveness activities. (Research Briefs, KPIs, presentations of data, etc.)
- Optimize extraction, storage, and use of data by end users though the identification, recommendation, and implementation of appropriate technological support.
- Develop and implement ongoing program of personal and professional development in dialogue with senior administration to optimize potential and service to the University.
- The Office will produce an annual Fact Book every Fall semester to support planning and decision-making that will be broadly distributed and used.
- The Office will coordinate and lead all reporting (voluntary and required) of institutional data in a timely and accurate manner. To assist in this capacity the Office will maintain an institutional data warehouse or data mart with consistent and comparable data across semesters and years (fiscal and academic).
- The Office will develop and implement a systematic survey cycle to support the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness processes at the University. This cycle will include all major University constituencies (UG students, GR students, Faculty, and Staff).
- The Office will maintain benchmark data on all of the Universities Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and provide at least an annual update of comparison of those KPIs to peer and aspirant institutions.
- Why is Assessment Important
- Planning for Assessment
- Assessment Now Newsletter Archive
- Holy Family HEOA site