Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) is responsible for providing and gathering data for many of the reports submitted each year to federal and state agencies, higher education agencies and within the campus community.
Routine reports include those federally mandated by the Integrated Post Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS). The seven IPEDS reports submitted annually include:
IRE also files the DHE14-1 – Student Financial Aid Awarded to the Department of Higher Education (DHE), in addition to submitting data to the state for the Enhanced Missouri Student Achievement Study (EMSAS). EMSAS data is maintained at the Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) in Jefferson City, Mo. SCC supplies the following EMSAS data files:
Additionally, IRE participates in the Kansas Cost Study and National Community College Benchmarking Project each year.
IRE also completes a census report three times each year. SCC headcount and FTE (full-time equivalency) along with demographic and academic data are collected from the Colleague system on the 20th day of class during the spring and fall semesters, and on the 10th day of class in the summer semester. Data from these reports are used in the college's state and federal reporting and by the campus community at large.
IRE is available to help meet your data needs. We have data resources that can answer a variety of student-based queries. IRE can provide expertise in survey design, create scanner-readable questionnaires, generate simple frequency reports or help you analyze data for your project.
Call or e-mail us describing your data needs. Please also include a date when you need the data for your project.
IRE would be happy meet with you, plan a project based on your available information and do its best to provide answers to your research questions within a reasonable period of time.