Institutional Effectiveness & Planning

Special Projects

The Special Projects Team collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs and Student Success (SASS), with a focus on facilitating the acquisition and use of institutional data for SASS's research and assessment needs. The unit works with the SASS Planning and Assessment Team (PAT) to develop strategies and data resources to assess student learning outcomes and operational outcomes and also to facilitate program review of SASS units as recognized by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Recent projects include use of predictive analytics to prioritize resources for SASS interventions to improve undergraduate student retention, identification of data resources to relate students' contact with SASS to academic performance, and supporting gap analysis studies of the use of SASS resources and services.