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Institutional Research


Institutional Research
College Hall 305
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-3021

The Office of Institutional Research enables data-driven decision-making. Through a program of survey research, assessment support and analytic infrastructure development, we provide consistent, reliable and accessible information about Smith. We strive to do this in a way that honors Smith’s identity, that supports and enhances faculty governance and that enables campus stakeholders to communicate, track and measure their success.

About Our Work

We provide access to timely, accurate and action-oriented information through a comprehensive program of primary data collection and maintenance of analytical data sets on key curricular, demographic and outcome measures selected by senior administrators.

Institutional research supports administration and faculty in designing and budgeting assessment projects, providing technical assistance and full implementation services to execute institutional-level assessment projects. We offer an assessment and measurement perspective in planning throughout the institution and collaborate with faculty and staff at all levels to design efficient, sustainable assessment approaches that provide effective information for decisions.

Learn more about our type of work, from the Association for Institutional Research's definition of Duties and Functions of Institutional Research.

We follow the Association for Institutional Research's Code of Ethics and Professional Practice guidelines.


Cate Rowen

AVP for Analytics & Institutional Research

Kathleen Foley

Associate Director for Analytics

Minh Ly

Associate Director for Assessment

Jim Fergerson

Associate Director for Faculty Analytics

Kate Aloisio '13

Assistant Director

Kayla Cheneba '14 

Research & Program Assistant

Student Research Assistants 2017-18

Julianna Alvord '19
Kat Kyuchukova '19

Smith Data Resources