This office provides quantitative and analytic information to support strategic planning, assessment and decision making at all levels, and fosters effective use of resources available to the College. IR has multiple functions such as federal and state reporting, enrollment analysis and forecasting, compilation of college fact books, strategic planning, assessment and accreditation.
Accountability, Research and Consulting
The primary responsibility of the Office of Institutional Research is the preparation, maintenance and analysis of data reports. IR provides data for internal analysis of programs, enrollment, and services, as well as outside analysis of population, service area secondary level enrollment and performance, and labor markets and trends. The department also administers college wide surveys, including the bi-annual administration of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE), and ACT Student Opinion Survey (SOS) and the annual administration of the ACT Alumni Survey. IR publishes the Fast Facts brochure and the Core Performance Indicators annually. Core performance indicators and survey results are reviewed college wide to identify areas for improvement. Ad hoc reports are generated on a daily basis for analysis and to provide specific information for use in speeches, publications, media requests as well as other external requests. IR personnel serve on a variety of internal and external committees as resources and to provide information to aid in decision-making. Many reports, including FTE and headcount information, are available via the web for college-wide distribution and use.