IER & Data Analytics

chartsThe Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Research (IER), and Data Analytics collaborates with university administration and academic departments to support institutional decision making and student success at Chicago State University. The Office promotes the use of institutional data, analysis, and research for decision making in keeping with CSU's educational mission. This Office is also charged with the creative exploration of issues of institutional importance, which include retention trends, research funding, student enrollment, and demographic data, graduation rates, and various other measures of student and faculty success.


Office Goals:

  • Develop a clear vision and effective operations to support institutional information needs, and the needs of external stakeholders.
  • Engage with academic leaders of the University to determine their data, reporting, and analysis needs ensuring that the office is delivering the kind of data and analysis required by all constituencies.
  • Use data analytics and data science techniques to support creative decision making and new ways of looking at Chicago State University.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis relevant to institutional policy, programmatic, and planning needs.
  • Anticipate, develop and deliver ad hoc research reports, using multiple forms of data, in service of key institutional issues.