Institutional Research

Mission

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide timely, high quality, and accurate information and analyses in support of decision making, planning, and assessment. We work to foster a culture of evidence and institutional effectiveness.

Functions

The primary functions of the office of institutional research are the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and information regarding the institution. The OIR serves the campus in several ways.

Reporting
Submit all institutional reports and data for federal and state agencies by the required due date.

Planning
Support and contribute to the strategic planning process by providing appropriate and necessary data and reports.

Research
Support the research and evaluation efforts of other administrative offices and departments on campus.

Assessment/Program Review
Support the teaching and learning mission by providing general support to faculty, academic deans, and staff in conducting research and assessment. Provide data collection, organization, and presentation in support of outcomes assessment and academic program review.

Accreditation
Collect and maintain required institutional data for regional and professional accreditation. Assist in the preparation of accreditation documents and reports. The office maintains detailed internal reports for use by HCC faculty and staff. This information can be requested by completing a data request form, accessed by visiting the Staff Resources page. If you are not an HCC staff or faculty member and would like to request data, please contact the office of institutional research directly at 413.552.2289.

External Reports
The Degree Gap: Honing In on College Access, Affordability & Completion in Massachusetts

Veena Dhankher

Director

Institutional Research

Frost 153

413.552.2543 (Tel)