About the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is located on the fourth floor of Sprague, just around the corner from the dean of the faculty’s office.

Laura Palucki Blake

Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Laura responds to external and internal requests for college data, manages the administration of many institutional surveys, provides institutional and benchmarking data, and together with the data team, develops policies and practices to ensure institutional data integrity.  Laura also works with the Assessment and Accreditation Committee, the Teaching Learning Committee, departments and programs, and the academic leadership of the college to act on evidence of student learning, and provides guidance on grant project evaluations and program review.

Kevin Bianco

Assistant Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Kevin provides technical, organizational and analytical support for data reporting needs of the college. He works with both the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness to define, develop and document data resources and processes that support institutional planning, analysis and process improvement. A member of the data team, Kevin works in close collaboration with both offices and is located in the institutional research office.

The OIRE works closely with the director of academic operations and the Office of the Registrar. You can contact the entire data team via email at data@hmc.edu.