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The Office of Institutional Effectiveness collects and maintains data about Housatonic Community College and its students, faculty and staff. The office reports to the CSCU Office of Research & System Effectiveness (ORSE).

Vision Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will transform institutional data into a rich body of strategic intelligence that is accessible and useful to decision-makers. The office will promote a culture of assessment, providing the basis for continuous improvement throughout the college.

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the mission and goals of the college and of the state of Connecticut by collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. The office strives to provide high quality, timely, useful, and user-friendly information and analysis services to support college and departmental planning, decision-making, and accreditation activities, while coordinating the fulfillment of reporting requirements of external agencies and organizations. The office also provides leadership to help integrate research and planning into college departments and programs. In all of its endeavors, the office adheres to the AIR Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.


Dr. Vincent P. Tong
Director of Institutional Research

Jamicia Lackey
Research Specialist