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Institutional Research and Assessment is to "discover and disseminate" valid information about the institutional in general, and student learning in particular, "to strengthen education, and externally... communicate with policy makers, families, and other stakeholders," (NILOA). We are guided by the philosophy that asking the right questions is equally important to having the right answers.
To do this work we: (AIR)
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 include: