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Office of Assessment & Institutional Research

The mission of Belmont's Office of Assessment and Institutional Research is to serve the university community through the effective collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of institutional data to enable continuous innovation, promote excellence, and enhance student success. We strive to promote an environment where mature processes, collaboration, and a data-informed culture shape conversations, inform progress, and enable the institution to realize its greatest potential.

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research is committed to institutional advancement through the following practices:

  • Providing timely, accurate, and actionable information to decision makers
  • Promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing among colleagues
  • Streamlining processes to achieve maximum effectiveness and integration of knowledge
  • Modeling effective use of technology
  • Providing context and analysis of data for greater understanding
  • Responding to and forecasting University needs
  • Engaging stakeholders across the University to promote best practices in data management

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research provides leadership for university processes which fulfill our mission and support University decision-making including the following:

  • Official reporting to internal and external constituents
  • Data governance and data dictionary
  • University data warehouse
  • Data presentation and visualization tools
  • Academic assessment
  • University-wide surveys and course evaluations
  • Analysis and research