The South Puget Sound Community College Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is committed to dynamically and efficiently supporting the college community by providing systematic, timely, high quality data and research services that can be used to enhance effective decision making, planning, and to measure institutional effectiveness.
The OIR accomplishes its mission through assistance with assessment and strategic planning; data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results; and research development and reporting.
The OIR provides support for the assessment process at South Puget Sound Community College. This includes biennial planning and assessment of the College Wide Abilities, instructional programs, and ongoing program and service review.
The OIR is responsible for the coordination of the Institutional Review Board in accordance with the College’s policy on human subject research. Often a survey is a critical part of research. The OIR has developed a survey training document as a guiding document for independent survey development
The OIR conducts a number of annual and other surveys which are used to help educate the college community about the students at SPSCC, both present and past. In an effort to support a culture of inquiry survey guidelines were created to assist with survey development.
Reports & Dashboards
The OIR develops and maintains many Tableau dashboards and annual reports in support of SPSCC initiatives. Annual reports include the strategic plan, student outcomes, and the college fact book.