The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment assists:

  1. The cabinet for their data-informed decision-making
  2. Administrative departments for their operations
  3. Academic units for their learning outcomes assessment
  4. External constituents for accountability data requests

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

NSSE collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about first-year and senior students’ participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.


Institutional Research and Assessment Staff

Nathaniel Leclaire

Nathaniel LaClaire

Assessment Associate
Nate supports UMA’s institutional research and assessment needs by creating and maintaining computer programs that fetch and prepare data as well as assisting with the analysis, reporting, and visualization of such data. He also maintains UMA’s online course evaluation system. Additionally, he manages the University's makerspace - the UMA Collaboratory - engaging students to be … Read More
Leslie McCormick

Leslie W. McCormick

Senior Research Analyst
Leslie specializes in data organization, coordination, collection, validation and analysis in support of IR, enrollment management, outcomes assessment and accreditation.  For the past 30 years, Leslie has held positions at UMA spanning College Offices, Student Services, the President’s Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid and Institutional Research and Assessment.  Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree from UMA … Read More
Hirosuke Honda

Hirosuke Honda, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Honda primarily works with academic units on various assessment projects, including surveys, rubrics, tests, focus-groups, etc. While coordinating IR projects with the Office staff, he serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and represents the Office at the Provost Staff, Cabinet, Faculty Senate, and other meetings. He earned a Ph.D. in higher education … Read More
Stephen Hodson

Stephen Hodson

Institutional Research Analyst & Programmer
Stephen works to meet the needs of UMA’s varying institutional research and assessment related initiatives and projects. He is committed to building a strong and successful UMA campus community through the use of statistics, data analysis and reporting to better understand the opportunities and challenges facing the university. He earned his Master of Public Affairs … Read More