Institutional Research and Assessment

Institutional Research and Assessment is one of those areas where asking the right questions is equally important to having the right answers.

In its search to make high-quality, evidence-based decisions, the College relies on this office to produce accurate and reliable institutional level reports and analyses. Our office also responds to external requests for information about Champlain College and its students and provides data that students (and others) use to make important decisions about their higher education future.

We continually ask ourselves questions about how well the College is meeting its mission, how effectively we are deploying our resources, and how well our students are succeeding. It is our objective to measure, assess, and report on students' persistence to graduation, engagement with the College's learning environments, achievement of learning outcomes, and satisfaction with their Champlain experience.

Institutional research and assessment helps the entire community determine what we should celebrate and where we need more attention.

Our primary activities to meet these objectives include:

  • Institutional-level reporting: internal, marketing, and compliance
  • Student learning outcomes assessment
  • Accreditation support
  • Program assessment and planning
  • Curricular review and feedback on teaching
  • Data governance and data integrity
  • Student equity analyses
  • Production of the College Fact Book