Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

Provides leadership, oversight, management, and Integration of the College's institutional research, planning and assessment activities

  • Builds bridges among institutional goals, the needs of the college community, assessment activities, and institutional research analyses
  • Develops, implements, maintains, and refines plan for systematic data collection and ongoing assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning
  • Collaborates with academic, administrative, and student service units to assess performance relative to strategic initiatives and divisional/departmental goals and objectives
  • Provides college stakeholders with quantitative and qualitative information for strategic planning, accreditation, and improving performances (closing the loop)
  • Serves as a resource for effective practices in assessment, data analyses, program evaluations/audits, and annual plans and reports

View the NCC Strategic Plan
View the NCC Fact Book

Role/Responsibilities:

  • Analysis and dissemination of data relative to student performance and student demographics
    • Analyzes key indicators of student performance, retention, and graduation
    • Compiles and maintains the college's Fact Book
    • Shares program analytics with college stakeholders
  • Develops and provides oversight for the college's Institutional Effectiveness Plan
    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of an institutional effectiveness website and assessment repository
  • Coordinates with academic affairs to support assessment of student learning and program audits including the development of rubrics
    • Develops assessment calendar in collaboration with academic affairs (VPAA, AVPAA, Academic Deans, Program Coordinators, and faculty)
    • Assisting with assessment of Program Learning Outcomes, Gen Ed, Course-Level Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Mapping
  • Coordinates with academic and non-academic units (including student affairs, administration, advancement) to support assessment of strategic and annual objectives
  • Complies with required reporting – both internal and external (e.g., IPEDS, ATD, VFA, PIMS)
  • Designs and administers surveys and analyses and disseminates results (e.g., CCSSE, SENSE, institutional-created surveys)
    • Engages in benchmarking based on survey data (e.g., CCSSE) and other data sources (e.g., ATD, VFA)
  • Coordinates MSCHE accreditation (includes ALO) and assists faculty and program coordinators with program accreditation
  • Oversees Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Participate in planning sessions and retreats to ensure the integration of assessment strategies into the long-term vision
  • Participates in the Academic Assessment Committee and Institutional Effectiveness Committee
    • Serves on other committees where appropriate (such as Data Management, Student Success Collaborative, Enrollment Taskforce, Completion Agenda Committee, Gen Ed CORE Committee)
  • Collaborate with HR and the CTL to provide assessment training to faculty and staff

Staff

David A. Ruth, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
College Center, Suite 418
druth@northampton.edu
610.861.5065

Kathy Kapcsos
Director of Institutional Research
College Center, Room 436
kkapcsos@northampton.edu
610.861.5499

VACANT
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
College Center, Suite 418
610.861.5065

Rachael Stumpp
Data Analyst / Research Associate
College Center, Room 435
rstumpp@northampton.edu
610.861.4585

Karen H. Bearce, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Interim Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
College Center, Room 102
kbearce@northampton.edu
610.861.4113

VFA
Voluntary Framework of Accountability