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Institutional Analysis

The Office of Institutional Analysis - a unit of Planning, Budget, and Analysis - conducts both descriptive and analytical studies used to support evaluation of University operations. The office produces the Databook and provides institutional research support to the University community.

Semester Data

  • Enrollment Comparisons:  A snapshot semester headcount of student enrollment, compared year to year.  
  • Enrollment Headcount:  A snapshot semester headcount presented by College, Department and Major.
  • SCH & FTE:  Student Credit Hours and Full-Time Equivalency for a semester.

Annual Data

  • Enrollment Projection
  • Common Data Set:  The CDS annual survey includes the following major sections: General college information, Enrollment & Persistence, First-Time, First-Year Admissions, Transfer Admissions, Academic Offerings & Policies, Student Life, Annual Expenses, Financial Aid, Instructional Faculty & Class Size, and Degrees Conferred

Measuring Student Learning: From Freshmen to College Graduates

How accurate are students’ self-assessment of their learning in college? Are student survey responses to assess their cognitive development valid measures of college success? Should we use such data for program review, professional accreditation, institutional self-studies, or to support grant proposals?

The above link takes you to the latest research volume on the validity and limitations of student self-report data, demonstrates how to identify biases in self-report data and how to measure student learning using longitudinal direct measures of academic development. For questions, contact Serge Herzog, the volume’s co-editor.

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