Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Mission and Goals


The mission of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Western Nevada College is to foster a culture of evidence by facilitating the management, analysis, reporting and use of data and information in support of planning, assessment and decision-making.


  • Provide institutional research data and data analysis to departments and units throughout the college community.
  • Fulfill institutional reporting requirements of state and federal agencies including the NSHE, The Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Nevada State Department of Education.
  • Organize and conduct the student course evaluation process throughout the academic year.
  • Provide institutional assessment results and analysis to administrative units, academic departments, and offices providing student support services.
  • Serve as consultants to other college offices, departments, and individuals on institutional data collection and analysis matters, and provide assistance whenever possible.
  • Coordinate and provide support for the administrative assessment process throughout the academic year.
  • Maintain a website containing up-to-date institutional data and data analysis.
  • Maintain the highest professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness.

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