The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) serves the College of Staten Island community including, College leadership, staff, faculty, and students. While maintaining data integrity and protecting the confidentiality and privacy of individuals, OIR engages in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data required for the assessment of institutional effectiveness, data-informed decision making, and planning.
In addition, OIR serves other audiences through its external reporting functions. Among these are the central offices of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, federal and state government agencies, accrediting bodies (e.g., Middle States), the wider higher education community, and the general public. The OIR reports to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness within the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) strives to support the College’s mission and institutional goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan - Opportunity to Ascend: Strategic Priorities for the College of Staten Island (2017-2022). More specifically, the OIR provides guidance and support on the assessment of institutional effectiveness and promotes data-informed decision making and planning.
- Provide the College community with access to data and analysis to assist with internal assessment and planning as well as external reporting
- Ensure all OIR reports to the College community and external stakeholders are valid, reliable, and completed in a timely manner
- Support and collaborate with academic departments and administrative, educational, and student support (AES) units on areas including: assessment; survey design and implementation; analysis of data; data literacy; reporting; and planning.
- Remain knowledgeable of current CUNY policies and practices as well as of current higher education and institutional research best practices