The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to support the University by ensuring timely access to accurate information, assisting with interpretation and analysis, and documenting and reporting on institutional achievements.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will:
- Collaborate with academic departments in processes to support, document, and improve student learning.
- Promote best practices in assessment at the institutional, program, and course level.
- Deliver and analyze data for institutional decision making regarding success measures, strategic planning achievements, and other institutional goals.
- Ensure compliance with reporting requirements to federal and state agencies, accreditation organizations, and other surveys as requested.
- Coordinate, along with the Data Governance Team, the effective stewardship of data to ensure data integrity and reporting accuracy.
- Support the institution in regional and program-specific accreditation efforts.
- Support the division of Academic Affairs in projects and initiatives as requested.
For more information on reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park employees can access additional reports through the Canvas OIE Data site.
Please submit data requests to email@example.com. The system is monitored by staff in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Financial Aid, and Information Technology Services to ensure the tickets can be managed and addressed by the correct office.
The federal standard IPEDS retention rate is the “percentage of first-time bachelors (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduates from the previous fall who are again enrolled in the current fall.”
Park’s published retention rates are as follows:
- Fall 2015 cohort: 54%
- Fall 2016 cohort: 44%
- Fall 2017 cohort: 55%
- Fall 2018 cohort: 66%
- Fall 2019 cohort: 63%
The federal standard IPEDS retention rate is “calculated as the total number of completers within 150% of normal time divided by the revised adjusted cohort.”
Park’s published graduation rates are as follows:
Fall 2010 cohort
- Overall: 38%
- Bachelor’s: 23%
Fall 2011 cohort
- Overall: 23%
- Bachelor’s: 24%
Fall 2012 cohort
- Overall: 33%
- Bachelor’s: 31%
Fall 2013 cohort
- Overall: 62%
- Bachelor’s: 34%
Fall 2014 cohort
- Overall: 28%
- Bachelor’s: 27%
Information about recent Park graduates comes from the following sources: Park’s First-Destination Survey (based on the National Association for Career Education (NACE) standards), the National Student Clearinghouse, applicant and alumni files, and online career databases. Most information is self-reported.
2017-2018 graduates (42% with available information):
- Employed or in the military: 59% (unduplicated)
- Continuing with education: 40% (unduplicated)
2018-2019 graduates (65% with available information):
- Employed or in the military: 84% (unduplicated)
- Continuing with education: 12% (unduplicated)
2019-2020 graduates (70% with available information):
- Employed or in the military: 85%
- Continuing with education: 35%
- Employed, in the military, or continuing with education (unduplicated): 98%
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Jennifer Heller, Ph.D.
Hawley 207 | PMB 111
(816) 584-6755 (Office)
Associate Director, Assessment Services
Hawley 208 | PMB 111
(816) 584-6776 (Office)
Senior Institutional Research Analyst
Hawley 210 | PMB 111
(816) 584-6426 (Office)
Institutional Research Analyst
Hawley 210 | PMB 111
(816) 584-7402 (Office)