About Us

Vision

Institutional Research is the premier choice partner for decision support, analytics, and institutional intelligence by:

  • Providing leadership and expertise in data analysis, interpretation, and presentation
  • Cultivating a culture that systematically uses information as a strategic asset
  • Delivering accurate, accessible, and meaningful data and information

Mission

Institutional Research promotes institutional effectiveness by:

  • Conducting advanced analytics that provide deep knowledge about relevant university issues
  • Creating meaningful data visualizations and dashboards
  • Leading data governance activities to promote efficient data access and use
  • Producing reports that fulfill mandatory requirements and provide descriptive information about the university
  • Building a data-centric campus culture through education, outreach, resources and support

IR Framework

  • Institutional Intelligence - tools, systems, and best practices that enable access to, analysis, and use of information for decision making (Gartner IT Glossary, http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/business-intelligence-bi)
  • Analytics - the systematic analysis of data, ranging from descriptive (what is) to predictive and prescriptive (what will happen, what is the best course of action)
  • Reporting - aggregated descriptive information about the university, including state and federal mandated reports
  • Data Governance - processes and procedures by which an organization manages its enterprise data
  • Outreach - information, training, and support for data users to foster the use of information for decision making

Staff Directory

Joan Graham

Assistant Vice President Institutional Research
585-475-6079

Beth Prince-Bradbury

Associate Director Institutional Research
585-475-7937

Nilay Sapio

Associate Director
585-475-2836

Arta Ankrava

Senior Data Analyst

Christine Dorward

Senior Data Analyst
585-475-7202

Alexandra Lawson

Senior Data Analyst
585-475-7325

Rob Rolleston

Data Scientist
585-475-6337

  

Terri OConnor

Senior Research Assistant
585-475-7922