The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is to provide The College of New Jersey decision-makers with data and analytical reports designed to improve the quality of planning and assessment, appropriately allocate its resources, and to continue to successfully attain its goals and objectives. In addition to carrying out a number of regularly scheduled projects, OIRA aims to respond in a timely manner to requests for data from both internal and external stakeholders of the College.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE I
OIRA is a trusted provider of accurate, timely, and unbiased research-based information in support of the College’s operational activities and the activities undertaken by other key external stakeholders.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE II
OIRA will serves as a catalyst, coalition builder, and technical assistant in support of the College's public service mandate to provide a high quality education for leaders of New Jersey, the region, and the nation.
- To meet the College's reporting obligations to the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (NJ SURE), Department of Education (IPEDS), and other external agencies in a timely manner (US News & World Report, Petersons, College Board, etc.).
- To promote and support ongoing academic and administrative assessment, planning, and curriculum evaluation processes.
- Collect, analyze, and disseminate College-wide, School and Departmental-level data in support of accreditation (e.g., Middle States, ABET, etc.).
- Provide management oversight of the College’s Fact Book, Faculty Activity Reporting System, an Internal Data Digest, and statistical databases.
- Provide technical assistance to the College and surrounding community in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research methods, tests and measurements, survey development, and related technologies (statistical and qualitative analysis software, and report deployment/dissemination tools).