Goals and Responsibilities

Department of Research & Institutional Effectiveness: Achieving Strategic Planning, Institutional Research & Effectiveness (aSPIRE)

Goals and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in development of a research program to support a college-wide Institutional Effectiveness System that meets or exceeds regional accreditation requirements;
  • Guide development of an Institutional Information System. Design, execute and report independent qualitative and quantitative research on issues that further the mission, values and planning process at the College;
  • Serve as an advocate for data-driven decision-making processes within the institution;
  • Support creativity, individual strengths, and the professional development of the Research team;
  • Verify and analyze institutional and assessment data, provide policy-relevant interpretation of analyses, and design and prepare appropriate reports;
  • Design reporting procedures, complete and submit various state, federal and accreditation reports, including IPEDS, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), LBB, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS);
  • Provide analytical support for Enrollment Services and Marketing functions of the College;
  • Conduct environmental scanning, GIS reporting, and leadership for the Achieving the Dream Initiative.