The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment supports the university by:
- maintaining records related to student enrollment and demographics, and providing in-depth analysis of those records, including production of the annual Factbook
- coordinating research and survey submissions for external accrediting bodies and organizations including federal and state agencies and higher education organizations.
- providing timely and accurate research and analysis necessary for planning and decision making to assist with strategic planning and institutional effectiveness
- coordinating regional accreditation processes and assisting with specialized accreditation
- conducting survey research for university departments
- providing data and information for internal and external requests
If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact any of our team members.
Main office phone: 540.665.4539
HOWARD BALLENTINE, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
TERESA MASIELLO, Ed.D.
Founded in 1875, Shenandoah is a private, medium-size, moderately-selective university in Winchester, Va., a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people. Its main campus is adjacent to Interstate 81 at exit 313B in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoah University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church…READ MORE
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SU Factbook The Factbook is updated during the Fall and Spring of each academic year. The link that follows summarizes SU demographic data through the 2012-2013 academic year. Since data in the Factbook is drawn from various sources and time periods, there may appear to be inconsistencies. These are not incorrect numbers, merely situations that…READ MORE
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You may request data and research from the Office of Institutional Research. Examples of data/research request include surveys that can be deployed to members of the SU community and other historical figures that IR tracks… READ MORE
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Assessment at Shenandoah University is used to inform decision making, and improve student learning, thereby deepening our commitment to achieving educational excellence. Assessment is a continuous process that incorporates the following: Compiling programatic assessment data for all academic programs, including the QEP and General Education Programs, as well as non-academic programs. Assessment includes identifying learning needs, creating and measuring clear and concise student learning outcomes, identifying appropriate opportunities for students to achieve outcomes, supporting the academic program review process, gathering qualitative and quantitative data through the use of surveys and focus groups, identifying tools and metrics to gather necessary data, and supporting accreditation and strategic planning efforts.
Access the Assessment Manual for Shenandoah University