The Office of Institutional Research works closely with the entire Dickinson community to provide relevant data and analysis for evaluation, assessment, and planning purposes. The IR Office provides support to senior management, administrative offices, and college-wide committees for strategic decision making and policy development. We collect data using surveys, focus groups, and interviews to understand how our campus community is functioning and identify areas of strength and those in need of improvement. We are the central source for external and internal reporting of college information as well as collecting and analyzing institutional data. With the vast amount of data and information this office compiles about the college, we are interested in collaborating with offices and individuals to enact necessary change through the useful reporting and explanation of data and analysis.

The Office of Institutional Research staff works as a team to address your various requests and needs in a timely and useful manner. Project requests can be sent to us via email or through the following Project Request Form

The links below will offer insight into the primary services the IR Office has to offer and we look forward to partnering with you and providing you with the help and information you need.

Contact Info

Department Head:
Jason Rivera
Director
riveraja@dickinson.edu

Staff:
Lori Sinkovitz
Research Analyst
sinkovit@dickinson.edu

Bethany Parliament-Chevalier
Senior Data Analyst
chevalib@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1097
Fax:
717-245-1110

Location:
West College (Old West)
Mailing Address


Surveys/Data Collection

Surveys/Data Collection

If you are interested in collecting any information about the Dickinson community, please contact the IR Office about the project. We may have collected information via a prior survey, interviews, focus group or specialized study and we can consult with you on developing the best data collection strategy for your specific research needs.

Reports/Analysis

Reports/Analysis

IR prepares reports and specialized studies based on institutional needs or requests and external requirements. Learn about the types of reports and studies the IR office completes including the annual mini fact book, graduating seniors report and more.

Statistics/College Information

Statistics/College Information

IR coordinates the collection of statistics and information about and for the college. Check out frequently requested statistics about admissions, the student body, retention, graduates, faculty and finances.

Assessment/Evaluation

Assessment/Evaluation

We offer assessment support for individual projects, courses, and larger initiatives. Through the development of metrics, rubrics, and other evaluation tools we can help you understand whether programs or activities are achieving their desired outcomes.