Purpose of the IRE
- Provide timely and accurate research, analysis, and consultation necessary for planning
and decision making to improve the institution
- Respond to requests made by external accrediting bodies and organizations including
federal and state agencies and higher education organizations
- 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 email@example.com
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.
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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