Institutional Research and Grants


Welcome to the Department of Institutional Research and Grants (IRG), located in the Social Sciences Building, Room 2104 at St. Charles Community College (SCC).

The Department of IRG was established in 1997 as the Department of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. In 2014 the name was changed to IRG to reflect the added functions of the department.

The goal of the Department of IRG is to support SCC’s mission by providing timely, accurate, useful, easily digestible information to the college, the community and other stakeholders. Through reports, data, research and trend analysis, IRG provides responsible parties with the information and tools needed to make data-driven decisions. In addition to providing data, IRG also seeks grant funding for initiatives which further SCC’s mission.


  • Collect, analyze and publish institutional data
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Institutional reporting to state, federal and other agencies
  • Campus and course assessment
  • Secure funding for current and future college initiatives
  • Grant tracking, monitoring and compliance

Staff Bios and Contact Information

Dr. Jackson has more than 10 years of experience in higher education, serving in various roles such as institutional research, grants, instruction, administration, student services, assessment, etc. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, an M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from the University of Missouri- St. Louis, an M.A. in I/O Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include institutional data trends, postsecondary faculty, burnout and special interests populations.

Dr. Chris H. Jackson
Director of Grants & Research