Institutional Research

The Institutional Research (IR) department at Lasell College transforms data into information that supports strategic planning, policy making, decision making, and assessment. IR is charged with determining the "official" data for the institution, and reporting them to external government agencies and private survey firms. Activities include:

  • Working with Lasell's managers to clarify business processes and data definitions
  • Partnering with data trustees to identify potential data anomalies and supporting the cleansing process as needed
  • Extracting data from Lasell's internal operational systems to build historical snapshots of key performance indicators (KPI) at regular and comparable time periods
  • Providing the Board of Trustees and Senior Management with performance dashboards
  • Preparing institutional studies in such areas as academic reviews, student enrollment, retention and graduation, faculty salary, and comparative studies using peer institutions
  • Designing and conducting internal surveys to provide qualitative data to decision makers

Institutional Research collects data from comparative state and national sources, such as the Association of Governing Boards and the National Center for Education Statistics. Comparative institutional information is also obtained through participation in national and regional studies.

Office of Institutional Research
Potter Hall 27
Lasell College
Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 617-243-2050
Fax: 617-243-2326
E-mail: ir@lasell.edu

Melanie Larson, Director of Institutional Research

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