Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for college-wide strategic planning and institutional research to support data-informed decision making. This includes supporting three campuses with institutional and program accreditation and technical assistance and training to facilitate continuous improvement.

Key Services

  • Enrollment Management - Enrollment tracking, trends, and projection
  • Resource Management - Course scheduling, facilities, and staffing
  • Accreditation - Institutional and program accreditation
  • Assessment - Student learning outcomes and program review
  • Surveys - Satisfaction, engagement, campus climate surveys of students
  • Research and Evaluation - Special projects to evaluate effectiveness
  • Strategic Planning - Performance metrics, college's strategic plan, master academic plan, etc.
  • Ad hoc requests
    • Special requests for data often turn into larger end-user databases. Ad hoc requests can take two weeks to complete, as we do these in addition to the normal enrollment and program reporting work of the IR office.

Enrollment Data

Enrollment Reports

FY 2013-14    Fall 2013 Enrollment--30th Day        Spring 2014--in process
FY 2012-13    Fall 2012 Enrollment--Final              Spring 2013 Enrollment--Final

FY Trend Data

FY Trend Data

ATC Headcount chart

 

  2004 2005  2006  2007   2008 2009  2010   2011 2012  2013 
 Unduplicated headcount 3,753  2,462  3,247  3,143  3,090  3,405  3,643  3,531  3,366  2,891 
 FYE 1,679  1,558.7  1,601  1,576.1  1,527  1,643.4  1,896  1,875.7  1,692  1,601.7 

 

ATC Headcount by age chart

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Under 18 432  386  492  531  521  593  374  338  327  65 
18-24 1,307  1,314  1,301  1,280  1,288  1,335  1,373  1,255  1,167  1,141 
 25+ 1,674  1,433  1,286  1,226  1,238  1,426  1,847  1,895  1,850  1,676 

 

ATC headcount by ethnicity chart

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
American Indian/Alaska Native 11  14  20  14  16  17  15  27  19  15 
Asian 61  71  74  91  90  104  119  91  87  86 
Black or African American 184  203  238  266  276  275  303  306  285  236 
 Hispanic of any race 64  64  66  74  90  101  114  129  125  109 
 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  **  ** 
 White 3,027  2,779  2,670  2,485  2,405  2,696  2,880  2,810  2,655  2,296 
 Two or more races 102  105  116   114 125  146  142  115  110  85 
 Nonresident alien 19  17  16  **  13  **  **  **  **  ** 

** under 10

MnSCU Performance Metrics

MnSCU Performance Metrics

The MnSCU Strategic Framework Metrics include measures to be addressed by each college or university (institution level) or the MnSCU system as a whole (system-level).

Colleges and universities are responsible for addressing 21 institution-level metrics. These institutional measures typically represent the contribution of individual institutions to the system as a whole -- they are not appropriate for use in comparing one college or university to another.

This document includes a visual summary of the 21 metrics, including the current trend and the annual goals to be met over a 5-year period for ARCC and ATC. Please note that the timelines for assessing the baseline often vary by metric as does the final assessment of progress.

MnSCU Strategic Framework Performance Metrics for WorkPlan

Research Ramblings and Technical Notes

Research Ramblings & Technical Notes image

Did you know?

  • In FY 2012, 1,159 students graduated from ARCC and 574 graduated from ATC!
  • 69.5% of ARCC graduates and 88.1% of ATC graduates found related employment within a year of graduating (based on the number of FY 2012 graduates available for employment).
  • 47.3% of ARCC graduates and 10.6% of ATC graduates continued their education after completing his or her program(s) of study in FY 2012.

Code of Ethics

Institutional Research Code of Ethics and Professional Practice 

Institutional Research Personnel

Accreditation, Program Review and Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Nora Morris, Dean of Research, Evaluation, and Libraries

Institutional Research
Elisabeth Palmer, Director of Institutional Research

Assessment, Enrollment, and Data Integrity
Jennifer Hennen, Research Analyst Intermediate

IPEDS, Graduate Follow-up Survey, and External Surveys
Juliana Boner, Management Analyst