Office of Institutional Research and Assessment - Annual Report, 2006-07

Located on the Academic Affairs side of the third floor of University Hall, the IRA office is generally open between 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Friday.

For appointments, contact:

Jerry Wilcox, Director
(203) 837-8242


Dean F. Isaacs, Research Analyst
(203) 837-8299

The mission of the IRA office is to improve the quality of information for problem solving, decision making, assessment, strategic planning, facilities planning, and effective management of the University.


  • The Director summarized departmental assessment reports for the Fall 2006 report to NEASC.
  • Both staff members collaborated with CSUS and WCSU colleagues to organize the April 27, 2007 Four Campus Assessment Conference.
  • The Director collaborated with the President and VP Amyot to construct the enrollment history and projections in support of facilities master planning.
  • Both staff members collaborated with VP Anim-Wright to improve the University’s response to the U. S. News “America’s Best Colleges Survey.”
  • The Director collaborated with VP Bernstein and the Provost to implement the Spring 2007 NSSE survey.
  • The Director chaired the Assessment Committee and served on the Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Standards (CUCAS).
  • Both staff members produced informative summaries of faculty workload, credit hour production, and related topics for the Provost and academic deans.
  • Both staff members learned the capabilities of REMARK software and the OpScan6 scanner for processing course evaluations and assessment instruments.
  • Both staff members analyzed third week Banner data, using BrioQuery, FoxPro and Structured Query Language (SQL) to produce lists and tabulations for schools and departments.
  • The Research Analyst worked with department representatives, responding quickly to needs such as processing course evaluations and retrieving statistics from paper files.

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