Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR&E)

We collaborate with faculty and administrators to develop assessments, collect and analyze data, and review programs. Our office is responsible for reporting requirements at the federal (IPEDS) and state (SCHEV and VCCS) levels.

Campus-wide Assessment

IR&E assists with annual assessments for general education, academic programs, and administrative departments to improve student learning and services. We also administer the General Education graduation assessments of core competencies to all associate’s degree graduation candidates.


We gather and analyze data, administer surveys, coordinate research studies, support strategic planning, and provide data on a regular basis. We are happy to assist with data collection and analysis or survey research upon request.

Program Review Support

IR&E supports academic program and administrative department reviews (once every four years) and prepares an end of cycle report reviewing progress towards accomplishing stated outcomes and objectives at the end of each academic year.