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Institutional Research

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Institutional Research

200 Stoddard Annex

23 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3021
institutionalresearch@smith.edu

The Office of Institutional Research enables data-informed 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.

Read our published peer reviewed work on our Google Scholar Page.

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


Staff

Cate Rowen
 
Cate Rowen
Associate Vice President for Analytics &
Institutional Research

 

 
Kathy Foley
 
Kathleen Foley
Associate Director for Analytics

 

 
Minh Ly
 
Minh Ly
Associate Director for Assessment

 

 
Headshot of Jayne Mercier
 
Jayne Mercier
Associate Director for Faculty Analytics & Academic Operations Manager
 
Kate Aloisio
 
Kate Aloisio ’13
Associate Director of Institutional Research

 

 

 
 

 

 

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