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Institutional Effectiveness and Decision Support

Institutional Effectiveness and Decision Support

Institutional Effectiveness & Decision Support (IEDS) is a unit within the division of Academic and Faculty Affairs. IEDS integrates, analyzes, and reports data to support campus information needs (e.g., official campus statistics) and comply with external reporting requirements, also provides statistical and methodological advice (e.g., survey development, program evaluation), conducts advanced analytics (e.g., predictive modeling), and manages institutional surveys. The staff has expertise in a range of areas, including but not limited to: admissions, enrollment management, student success, faculty workload, resource allocation, and long range planning.

Contact Information 

Mihir FR Chand, EdD, Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Decision Support

What We Do

Apart from the traditional data services, IEDS may assist developing research techniques, consultations, analysis and presentation of various studies. We provide assistance to the campus regarding internal planning, assessment, and evaluation in accord with fundamental quality improvement and equity – all data informed. 

IEDS supports decision analysis, operations and data management. Consistent with the mission of discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness, IEDS fosters critical and systematic thinking around data, helps assess operational, performance improvements and to equip students, faculty and decision makers with the knowledge and tools enabling them to maximize the effectiveness of their associated decision-making processes. The work is focused on empowering decision makers, enhancing institutional effectiveness and maintaining compliance through accurate, accessible, and actionable data and analyses.