Institutional Research and Assessment

Institutional Research and Assessment

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Who We Are

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment works to improve educational effectiveness through the assessment of teaching and learning, the evaluation of educational practices and services, and the ongoing reporting of demographic and evaluative data for institutional decision making and external reporting.

The office's work includes three major areas:

  • Enrollment, retention, and graduation data
  • Assessment in support of institutional improvement, state accountability, and regional accreditation
  • Research to support institutional planning

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Featured Research

Diversity at Evergreen

During the 2008-09 academic year, the Diversity and Equity Standing Committee developed a data collection framework to assess diversity at Evergreen over time. The resulting Diversity Indicators include: recruitment and retention, student learning and campus climate, degrees awarded, and faculty and staff demographics. For the latest findings see Evergreen Diversity Indicators: AY 2013-14 Update (PDF).

Assessment of Teaching and Learning Conference 2013

Institutional Research staff gave two presentations at the Assessment of Teaching and Learning Conference in Spokane during May 2013. Collaborative Work in the College Class: Advantages, Challenges, and Outcomes explores collaboration at Evergreen from both the student and faculty perspective. Transfer Students: Exploring Diversity of Expectations, Comfort, and Confidence Level analyzes differences between Washington community and technical college transfer students in terms of goals for college, skill level, and confidence.

Evergreen Five/Ten/Fifteen-Year Alumni Survey 2012: A Survey of the Undergraduate Classes of 2007, 2002, and 1997

Once per accreditation cycle, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment surveys undergraduate degree recipients five, ten, and fifteen years after graduation. The survey collects alumni outcomes data such as employment status, graduate or professional school attendance, and involvement in volunteer work. It also gives alumni the opportunity to provide feedback on their learning and experiences at Evergreen. View results from the 5/10/15-Year Alumni Survey (PDF).