Institutional Research and Assessment
Institutional Research and Assessment at Hofstra University (IRAA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates consistent, reliable, and timely information to University administration for decision-making and planning to aid the progress of the institution.
Institutional Research and Assessment:
- Provides accurate information to external audiences (e.g. IPEDS, NYSEDs, college guides, etc.) on deadline.
- Provides internal and external constituents with relevant enrollment and trend information about University populations.
- Assists administrative support service units in broad-based assessment initiatives through unbiased consultation, data collection, analysis, and presentation of findings.
- Assists strategic planning functions through support of the President’s Office, maintaining longitudinal information, and the collection of information to better understand and meet University mission, goals, and objectives. To this end, IRAA also supports accreditation activities and conducts benchmarking research.
- Fosters an environment of continuous education and development of employees through professional memberships and conferences, academic opportunities, and advancement. IRAA ensures that all staff members are appropriately trained and knowledgeable so as to be competent in their work.
- Employees are knowledgeable of and adhere to AIR ethical standards and FERPA requirements. To this end, IRAA employees protect University data and constituent confidentiality through appropriate use and disposition of materials.
Common Data Set 2019-2020
The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.
Strategic Plan 2018-2023
The Hofstra Strategic Plan 2018-2023 is a shared vision guided by goals generated within the schools and administrative areas as prioritized through assessment, fact-finding, and meetings with deans, faculty, the president, and his Cabinet. Aligned with the Middle States Self-Study, the plan was also informed by discussion with the Middle States Steering Committee, the full Middle States Committee, and other committees and stakeholders, and was presented to the full Board of Trustees.
Graduating students are asked about their employment and activities after leaving Hofstra. Outcome reports can be found at the following links. Note, the following reports are based on the responses of graduates completing the survey, not the total number of graduates, and may not be representative of the total graduating population.