The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)’s responsibilities are to conduct institutional research and assessment surveys to provide information for the College's strategic planning, decision-making, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. The Office collects and generates information and reports according to the Student Success Progression Model (SSPM) that was introduced by the Office in 2013 and formed the frame work of the College’s 2014-2017 Institutional Assessment Plan. For each stage of the SSPM model from pre-admission to post-graduation, internal and external data were collected and analyzed, integrated into information for timely reporting that include trend analyses, evaluation of programs and initiatives, and assessment of student academic outcomes such as grades, GPAs and credit accumulation. These institutional data in turn guide the directions for the College’s in-depth effort on student learning assessment.