The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment conducts research, assessment, and surveys to provide information for the College's decision-making, strategic planning and institutional assessment. The office participates in the main roles it plays in the College’s Performance Management Process, Middle States Accreditation self-study, and the College’s overall assessment process.
The office is charged with two primary functions:
The research responsibilities for this office include the management of internal and external data to form integrated information, and the statistical analyses of student enrollment, retention, graduation, academic outcomes, and identifies significant research issues for administrative discussions. The Office prepares institutional profile and information for outside constituents and grant funding agencies, and publishes various annual institutional reports and monographs. Moreover, the Office also serves as a liaison with the CUNY Institutional Research and Assessment Office to understand the reporting and computational aspects of the University's requirements for evaluative measures, as well as to provide the College's feedback.
The institutional assessment responsibility for this office is to generate trend data reports that follows the framework of the “Student Success Progression Model”. The office also evaluates programs and initiatives, assesses student performance, provides data support for departmental program reviews, conducts institutional level student and faculty surveys, and provides professional and technical support for surveys at the unit and departmental level.