The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide information which supports
institutional planning, policy formation, decision making, program development and assessment.
The following statements define the major functions of the Macalester College Office of
Institutional Research. Yearly activities are largely based on these goals:
- Provide data and information about the institution to the institution (including comparable data
from similar institutions).
- Report institutional data externally to federal and state agencies, HEDS, ACM, and in response
to other requests.
- Provide information internally within the college that bridges the intellectual and social aspects
of college life.
- Provide support for the research activities (i.e. survey design, research methodology,
assessment techniques, etc.) carried out by other offices, committees and departments on campus.