Institutional Effectiveness

20 Washington Pl exterior photo by Jo Sittenfeld


Mon–Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm


20 Washington Place 
Fourth floor 
Providence, RI 02903

OIE essential functions

Strategic planning and evaluation

  • Leads the institution’s efforts to collect, analyze and report accurate and reliable information about the institution to facilitate data-informed decision-making and strategic planning at multiple levels of leadership and management.
  • Develops, manages and strategizes about research, data and analysis needed to support RISD’s mission and goals based on input and information from senior leadership.
  • Produces regular reports for the college and is available to provide customized support and evaluation for college offices.

Institutional research

  • Develops and sustains guiding strategies for institutional research and its uses on campus.
  • Prioritizes requests for data and reporting to meet needs of institutional planning and major initiatives.
  • Coordinates implementations of various surveys and provides expertise to departments across the college conducting internal surveys.
  • Oversees processes of surveying and data collection and fulfillment of RISD’s federal/state and accreditation requirements, including major reports, periodic reports and completion of institutional self-studies.
  • Provides data visualizations that are available to the RISD community and external parties.

Accreditation management

Data governance

  • Collaborates with other units across the college to support the integrity of data sourcing, collection, synchronization and dissemination, across the institution, for both internal and external reporting.
  • Works with other units to develop appropriate policies and procedures to ensure consistent data stewardship.

Educational research/assessment

  • Provides qualitative and quantitative data to ensure that academic planning and review self-studies are developed using strong evidence as the basis for conclusions.