The Office of Institutional Research at the University of Saint Katherine facilitates college-wide continuous improvement, innovation, data-driven decision making, and accountability through the integration of strategic planning and institutional research activities. Together, these functions play a central role in the decision-making needs of the college, promote institutional effectiveness, and sustain vitality in a rapidly changing environment.
The office’s planning responsibilities include leading the development of the college’s strategic plan, overseeing its implementation, monitoring progress toward achieving goals and objectives, evaluating the planning process, and assessing the achievement of plan outcomes.
The office’s research responsibilities include working closely with college constituencies, instructional units, and administrative units, to develop and implement a research agenda that addresses college strategic planning goals and objectives. As well, research staff members support college data collection and reporting needs as these activities relate to required state and federal accountability initiatives and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
The office’s accreditation responsibilities include providing assistance and support to WASC self-study work group and committee leaders. Additionally, the office monitors the implementation of planning agendas and recommendations. Research staff members also participate on accreditation committees to provide perspective on institutional statistics and trends regarding institutional effectiveness.