Institutional Research & Assessment

Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment advances Drake’s mission to provide an exceptional learning environment and promote collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff. The office fosters inquiry through collection, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and assessment of institutional data for purposes of decision-making and improvement.

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NEWS & UPDATES

Two departments have successfully submitted proposals for the Assessment Mini-Grants program!  Limited funds are still available for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, please continue to send in your proposals by following the guildelines here.

Please congratulate the departments of SCS/Sociology & Rhetoric and Economics!
--Darcie Vandergrift submitted a proposal on behalf of SCS/Sociology & Rhetoric, requesting funds to support a departmental retreat to discuss their changing curriculum and new learning goals and plan for future assessment activities.

--William Boal submitted a proposal on behalf of Economics to administer the Major Field Test in Economics to senior economics majors in Spring 2015.  They plan to use the data to compare their program's results to other schools' nationwide, looking for strengths and weaknesses that may result in changes to course requirements.

University News
September 12, 2014
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.
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