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Institutional Effectiveness

Purpose of the IRE

  1. Provide timely and accurate research, analysis, and consultation necessary for planning and decision making to improve the institution
  2. Respond to requests made by external accrediting bodies and organizations including federal and state agencies and higher education organizations
  3. Support Ferrum College's Mission through careful selection of methodologies to enhance strategic decisions for institutional effectiveness

 

Inquiries should be directed to:

Ursa Johnson, M.S.
Director, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
ir@ferrum.edu

 

Institutional Research & Effectiveness Documents / Surveys

CDS: Common Data Set

The Common Data Set (CDS) contains institutional data that is typically requested by survey providers such as Peterson's and U.S. News & World Report.  In an effort to minimize the labor to provide the same information to various surveys, the community of higher education created the Common Data Set Initiative.  

2013 - 2014 PDF Excel

Clery Act Information

The Campus Crime Statistics Report is completed annually in October in compliance with he Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The Clery Act is a federal law that requires institutions to provide campus crime data that occurs on and/or around their campuses.  This Act, established in 1990, is in response to the assault and murder of Jeanne Clery on April 5, 1986 in her residence hall.

 The College maintains records of criminal activity in accordance with definitions used in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system (UCR). Statistics (available at the Ferrum College Police Department Office) represent on campus, in or on non-campus building/property, on public property frequently used, dorms or residential facilities for students, and incidents where activities were recognized by Ferrum College. The Campus Police Department monitors and records data from its campus logs, Franklin County Sheriff's office, Federal agencies, state agencies, other jurisdictions, and data from other campus and community security authorities (logs available at the Ferrum College Police Department Office; the Annual Security Report is available for PDF download in a web version or a print version).  For further information on the Clery Act, please follow this link.

 

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey

The EADA survey which is required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, is completed annually in October, reporting for the previous year.  The purpose of the survey is to provide data regarding the institution's intercollegiate athletic programs demonstrating that Ferrum College provides equitable athletic opportunities for men and women.  For further information on the EADA Survey results, please follow this link.

 

Faculty and Staff

For Faculty and Staff, further data can be found on the IR Intranet; log-in will be required.  Follow this link to enter.

 

External Links and Resources

Strategic Plan 2008-2015 (Word)