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Institutional Research and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment has been joined with the Office of Curriculum Compliance and Assessment to lead and promote the College’s Institutional Effectiveness efforts.

The primary role of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is to address the informational, data analysis, and survey needs of the College community. We conduct a wide variety of research that focuses on students, staff, outcomes, budget, demographic analysis and projections, accreditation, mandated reports, and other college-related studies.

We wish to be viewed as a comprehensive resource and service for the College community, government agencies, and accrediting bodies. We provide information and institutional characteristics to support decision-making needs throughout the College.

"At its best, institutional research is the center of gravity for all of the university’s analytical and decision support activities—the internal and the external, the formative and the summative, the administrative and the academic. By filling these needs, IR illuminates all the institution’s endeavors." (Volkwein, Liu, & Woodell, 2012)

One approach by which we provide assistance in various assessment projects and activities is through our oversight of the College’s assessment management system (TK20). Others include, but are not limited to: 

  • the mining of internal data
  • obtaining information from government, industry, and other resources
  • providing statistical analysis and interpretation of data
  • facilitating research projects and studies across the College

Request Form for IR Assistance
Research Office Bibliography (pdf)
Visit Institutional Effectiveness

Staff:

Lynold McGhee
Director
Ted Lick Adm Bldg 104
(717) 736-4201
Internal extension:  214201
Email

Kim Kelsey
Assistant Director
Ted Lick Adm Bldg 104A
(717) 736-4190
Internal extension: 214190
Email

Amanda Kerstetter
Research Analyst
Ted Lick Adm Bldg 104
(717) 736-4191
Internal extension: 214191
Email

Erin Donovan
Assessment Analyst
Ted Lick Adm Bldg 104
(717) 736-4291
Internal extension: 214291
Email
Linda Mussoline
Research Specialist
Ted Lick Adm Bldg 104
(717) 736-4192
Internal extension: 214192
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Volkwein, J.F., Liu, Y., & Woodell, J. (2012). The structure and functions of institutional research offices. In R.D. Howard, G.W. McLaughlin, W.E. Knight, & Associates (Eds.), The handbook of institutional research (pp. 22-39). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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