What Do We Do?

The current major responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness are as follows:

Providing leadership in improving and maintaining the accuracy and consistency of institutional data across databases is the first step to all our work.

  • Using census data, prepare annual statistical reports. Examples are:
    • Fact Book
    • Statistical packet for each department
    • University Enrollment Flow Model
  • Prepare semester statistical reports. Examples are:
    • Enrollment Reports
    • Individual Faculty Load Reports
    • Faculty Line Analysis
    • Graduate and Undergraduate Admission Reports
  • Conduct surveys and other studies on topics of special interest to the University. Examples are:
    • Annual survey of entering first-year students
    • Subsequent Enrollment of Accepted Students Survey
    • Surveys of non-returning students
  • Participate in national studies. Examples are:
    • CSRDE Student Retention Consortium
    • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • Prepare statistical reports/data bases for external agencies. Examples are:
    • The Student Unit Record Enrollment (SURE) databases on fall and spring enrolled students and graduates submitted to the Commission on Higher Education
    • IPEDS suite of surveys
    • Middle States Annual Institutional Profile
    • Institutional Accountability Report for Commission on Higher Education
  • Respond to external surveys. Examples are:
    • US News and World Report
    • Update Web-based Common Data Set
    • NCAA
  • Oversee special databases.
  • Provide support for planning at the university, college and department level.
  • Coordinate program review for academic departments.
  • Provide support for accreditation studies at the university, college and program level.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for information and analysis by administrative and academic departments.
  • Provide assistance to outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness efforts, campus wide.  Examples are:
    • Assistance in creating web-based survey forms
    • Assistance in analyzing and interpreting results
    • Coordinate assessment activities and update annual assessment plan report
    • Review of survey instruments

Updated: 2019