Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research gathers statistical information, conducts assessment, and guides accreditation activities so that Independence Community College can best serve its students, employees, and other stakeholders.

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) serves the campus through data collection and research for internal improvement and external accountability.

Accreditation: The IR Director serves the campus as both the Accreditation Liaison Officer and the Secretary for the College’s AQIP Steering Committee.  For more information regarding Independence Community College’s accreditation processes, please visit the Accreditation page »

Assessment: The IR Office is a campus resource for a variety of assessment activities including annual departmental review, student learning outcomes assessment, and academic program review.  The IR Director is the College’s Unit Administrator for Tk20, a learning outcomes assessment management system.  For more information regarding Independence Community College’s assessment of student and stakeholder learning outcomes, please visit the Assessment page »
Data Collection: Annual data collection utilizing in-house and nationally normed surveys is coordinated by the IR Office.  Comparative data is collected through the administration of the Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), the Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE), the National Community College Benchmarking Project (NCBPP), and the National Community College Cost and Productivity Project (NCCCPP). 

Student Right to Know: The College designated the IR Office as the department responsible to ensure that all students have access to student consumer information.  Student Consumer Information is available by clicking the Student Right to Know link at the bottom of every website page and/or by contacting the IR Office by phone at 620-332-5419 or by email at