Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) is responsible for carrying out overall institutional research and assessment, and providing information for institutional improvement, planning and decision-making at the College.
The research responsibilities for this office include statistical analyses of student enrollment trend data, research on student retention, performance and graduation, evaluation of college effectiveness, preparing student profiles and outcomes for departments and programs, providing outside constituents with statistical data, and the publication of the annual College Snapshot.
The assessment responsibilities for this office include the creation and administration of in-house student surveys and the coordination of national and commercial surveys at various points of the student experience. The Office also assists academic programs in assessing student performance and goals as required for the preparation of departmental reviews.
The Office communicates with the CUNY Institutional Research and Assessment Office to understand the computational aspects of the University’s requirements for evaluative measures, as well as to provide the College’s feedback. The Office participates in the College performance management process to study institutional effectiveness in meeting stated purposes, so the College can use the results to improve college programs, services and facilities.