Institutional Research and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides guidance and support for every area of Berklee to engage in continuous, comprehensive research and self-evaluation, gathering the information required for data-driven decision-making, policy development, and strategic planning. Institutional Research and Assessment also manages the college’s external reporting needs, including governmental requirements and accreditation processes, and works to improve the quality and integrity of data collection and reporting across the college.
 
Our services include:
  • location of data for analysis;
  • submission of institutional data;
  • research on institutional issues;
  • design and execution of surveys and focus groups;
  • advanced analysis and interpretation of data;
  • benchmarking of Berklee with peer institutions; and
  • support of institutional and departmental research and assessment needs.

 

Highlighted Documents

  1. 2015–2016 Berklee Factbook
  2. 2015–2016 Common Data Set

 

Resources and Reports

Factsfacts icon

Berklee's Office of Institutional Research and Assessment provides guidance and support for every area of Berklee, and manages the college's official reporting needs.

Examples include:

  • the Factbook;
  • the Common Data Set;
  • the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS);
  • admissions, enrollment, and placement reports;
  • peer comparison; and
  • program review.

Surveyssurveys icon

Institutional Research and Assessment assists with design, execution, and analysis to empower every area of Berklee to engage in continuous, comprehensive research and self-evaluation.

Examples include:

  • alumni and exit surveys;
  • course evaluations;
  • department assessments; and
  • student engagement surveys.

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Accreditationaccreditation icon

Institutional Research and Assessment maintains Berklee's accreditation under the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Comprehensive reports must be submitted on a regular basis to maintain accreditation as well as to approve changes to Berklee's offerings (i.e., the merger with Boston Conservatory, degree addition).

Institutional Review Boardirb icon

Berklee's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the committee that reviews all research involving human subjects, whether carried out by faculty, students, or staff. 

Assessment CommitteeAssessment Committee Icon

The assessment committee is a college-wide committee whose charge is to support and guide the collection and sharing of data, and the ongoing assessment of every aspect of the college's mission. The committee meets monthly and has representatives from every area of the college. Note: you must be logged in to access this content.

Qualtricsqualtrics icon

Qualtrics is a web-based, survey design and analysis software Berklee has made available to all faculty and staff. Note: you must be logged in to access this content.