Institutional Research

About

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to facilitate continuous improvement at SAIC through collecting, synthesizing, and reporting qualitative and quantitative evidence to support institutional-level planning, decision making, and organizational effectiveness and to ensure the institution provides accurate mandatory external reporting. 

OIR's primary functions and scope are to:

  • Provide timely and accurate institution-level analytics and reporting for the President’s Cabinet and other SAIC decision-making bodies;
  • Support reviews of academic programs and the administrative and educational support units (AES);
  • Develop, collect, analyze, and communicate measures of institutional effectiveness;
  • Ensure the accuracy of reporting for federal, state, accreditation, and other compliance mandates; and
  • Guide interdepartmental collaboration and facilitate institutional research strategy and data governance to promote improved evidence-based processes and data integrity.

 

Meet the Team:

 

Charles Scidmore

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Executive Director, Institutional Research

Kathryn Burns

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Institutional Research Analyst