The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IR&A) serves the college by providing high-quality, meaningful information and analyses needed to make data-driven decisions, build a culture of evidence, and to manage college operations effectively. The department is a resource for continuous improvement through:
Collaborates, guides, and provides resources for intentional assessment practices to encourage a college-wide culture of evidence. The primary goal is to strengthen the quality of Aims' programs, services, operations, and processes, ultimately enhancing student learning, development, and success.
Works collaboratively with all members of the college community in collecting, analyzing and distributing data and information to support institutional management, operations, decision-making, planning and external reporting functions. The office assists with the systematic evaluation of all areas of the college in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the institution.
See core definitions of data elements or terms used by all areas of Aims Community College.
The Institutional Research and Assessment teams work together to support the data needs to meet Aims Community College Core Measures, which are part of the Aims Strategic Planning goals.
Institutional Review Board
Aims encourages and supports the scholarly endeavors of students, faculty, and staff of the College. Pursuit of scholarly work and research will often involve the use of human subjects for data collection and analysis. The Aims Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews human subject research proposals to protect the welfare of human subjects.
Ensures that required federal, state, accreditation, and grant reporting is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Works to provide data and information regarding observable patterns, forecasts and risk assessment for the college.
Endeavors to produce information in a variety of formats to allow data consumers easy access to information needed.
Spearheads college-wide efforts to organize and maintain our data to meet our ongoing information needs and works with the Data Governance Committee to support their operations.
Works with the accreditation team to ensure that all information needed for accreditation and compliance is provided in a timely fashion.
Prvides conceptual, analytical, and logistical support for college-wide planning activities.
Works with assessment personnel to provide high-quality data needed in order to accurately assess the effectiveness of all college functions.
Provides high-quality data and information needed for both the grants application process and for ongoing grant reporting.
Institutional Research & Assessment Staff
Dedicated to providing information and analysis for the greater college community.