Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for college-wide strategic planning and institutional research to support data-informed decision making. This includes supporting three campuses with institutional and program accreditation and technical assistance and training to facilitate continuous improvement.

Key Services

  • Institutional resource for accountability reporting: IPEDS, Gainful Employment, Minnesota State Performance Metrics
  • Enrollment Management: enrollment tracking, trends and projections
  • Resource Management: course scheduling, facilities, and staffing
  • Accreditation: institutional and program accreditation
  • Assessment: student learning outcomes and program review
  • Surveys: satisfaction, engagement, campus climate surveys of students and employees
  • Research and Evaluation: special projects to evaluate effectiveness
  • Strategic Planning: performance metrics, college's strategic plan, master academic plan, etc.
  • Ad hoc requests to support campus decision making.


Minnesota State Performance Metrics

Code of Ethics

Institutional Research Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB Application 

IRB Handbook

IRB Glossary

IRB Informed Consent Template

IRB Informed Consent Example

Institutional Effectiveness Personnel

Shari L. Jorissen, Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Kevin Miller, Research Analyst Intermediate

Contact Us:

Anoka Ramsey Community College:

Anoka Technical College: