Blackburn College’s Office of Institutional Research will be a highly valued strategic partner with its varied constituencies, and valued for:

  • Proactive leadership in promoting a culture of assessment and evaluation;
  • Excellence in providing reliable information for planning and decision-making
  • Timely data collection activities, management, and analysis;
  • Efficiency and effectiveness in the use of innovative approaches and tools.


The Office of Institutional Research plays a leadership role in supporting ongoing assessment, evaluation, budgeting, and planning cycles at Blackburn College. Its goals are to:

  • Act as a clearinghouse for all data collection activities in order to eliminate redundant efforts and assure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations;
  • Review and coordinate research projects undertaken by any unit in the college;
  • Ensure that all research protocols meet applicable standards for the protection of the rights and confidentiality of participants;
  • Collect and analyze data and provide useful, meaningful information to meet the needs of both internal and external constituencies;
  • Support assessment and evaluation activities and promote the use of results for quality enhancement;
  • Interpret, explain, and disseminate information, and make recommendations to internal decision-makers as appropriate;
  • Ensure ready availability, to the college community, of all data collected pertaining to the effectiveness and efficiency of the institution.

Location & Hours:

Ludlum Hall, Second Floor, Office 214

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer Hours – May 16 through August 5

Office will be open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm