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 LaClaire

Title: 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. … Read More

Leslie W. McCormick

Title: 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 … Read More

Hirosuke Honda, Ph.D.

Title: 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 … Read More

Stephen Hodson

Title: 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 … Read More