Research & Evaluation

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports research and evaluation through collaboration with management, faculty, staff, students, and educational and community partners in the following ways:

  • Collaborates with constituent groups to design and implement qualitative and quantitative evaluations of key activities, projects, and college-wide initiatives 
  • Develops and shares Tableau data dashboards to assist programs and services in monitoring progress and improvements on key student success metrics 
  • Provides trainings and workshops on Tableau, data use, and data analysis 
  • Provides critical and required data reporting to federal and state regulatory bodies 
  • Develops resources for supporting faculty by providing access to summary level and course specific information 
  • Administers Tableau Online, Survey Gizmo, Nuventive Improve, and EMSI Analyst 
  • Works with faculty, staff, and management to identify and implement ways to improve data collection across the campus 
  • Develops best practices for data dissemination 
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to support student equity efforts across campus through data disaggregation and promoting asset-minded approaches in campus initiatives 
  • Monitors critical state and federal higher education legislation  
  • Collaborates with regional educational partners to develop data and research-sharing partnerships 



Data Security Procedures

Institutional Effectiveness accesses student data through a secure data warehouse maintained by IITS. Data presented to internal constituent groups (i.e., faculty and staff) is routed directly from this warehouse to our secure Tableau Online platform where it can only be viewed in dashboards by authorized users who must log in with their email address and password.


Office of Institutional Research Data Requests

Please submit your data request at least 10 business days prior to the date this data is needed.  Please be aware that some data requests may take longer.  Allow extra turn-around time if your request requires that we collect data from an external agency.

Data requests are prioritized according to institutional needs, and certain data requests may require additional approval.