What we do
Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment serves as a strategic partner across the university, helping to transform data into meaningful information that advances strategic decision-making, sustainable quality improvement, and renewal at all levels of the institution.
The office supports the university in a variety of endeavors, including:
- Strategic planning
- Gathering and coordinating official data for compliance reports, college guides, and other external reporting
- Compiling and analyzing data for internal stakeholders to inform decision-making by administrators, colleges, departments, and committees
O’Shea, Lower Level
Mon. – Fri. | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thu. | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. | 8:30 a.m. – noon
The purpose of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide data that supports Niagara’s institutional planning, policy formation, decision-making and effectiveness. The office serves as the institution’s primary source for data required for federal and state agencies as well as external surveys.
Institutional Research supports:
- Compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Analytical decision-making to support Niagara’s mission and strategic plan.
- Dissemination of information regarding the university environment.
- Promoting Niagara’s students, faculty, academic programs, and campus life through profile reports.
How do we do it?
- Standardizing data definitions and collection protocols.
- Overseeing the accuracy and validity of university data.
- Centralizing data collection.
- Synthesizing data from across campus.
- Generating federal and state regulatory reports.
- Providing information to external profiling agencies (e.g., U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review).
- Producing internal reports for administration, faculty and staff.
- Providing current and timely reports to inform key decisions.
Director - Institutional Research
Executive Dir of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment