Guidebook

Institutional research office

Eliot 410
Michael Tamada, Director. Extension 6613 (503/788-6613)
Ellen Kotler, Assistant Director. Extension 7501 (503/777-7501)

Institutional research is broadly viewed as a range of activities involving the collection, analysis, and interpretation of information descriptive of an institution and its activities, including its students, faculty, and staff, programs, management, and operations. As a source of reliable, comprehensive, and authoritative data and information, this office seeks to assist Reed's academic and administrative leaders in planning and decision-making. Institutional research also oversees the college's responses to national surveys and ad hoc requests for data.

This office typically surveys students on admission characteristics, their aspirations, academic and non-academic experiences while at Reed, and educational and career attainment as alumni. The results are used to refine and inform programs and institutional decision-making. Institutional research also closely collaborates and assists in regularized institutional assessment and accreditation processes.

Institutional research routinely publishes annual and historical information on its website at http://www.reed.edu/ir/.

(last modified: August 12, 2013)