The Office of Institutional Reasearch and Effectiveness is responsible for designing, conducting, and analyzing studies relating to the mission of the college, accreditation, enrollment, retention, student demographics, programming, performance, and outcome assessments. This office conducts research related to strategic planning goals, key performance indicators, and other measures of institutional effectiveness. Institutional research and planning provides support for campus academic and administrative units in research design, methods, data processing, program review, and statistical analysis. The office responds to internal and external surveys, and other requests for information about Gwinnett Tech. The office also serves as a resource outlet for committees, individual faculty and staff, and community members.
Gwinnett Tech actively participates in and receives funding through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act. This act is Congress’ testament to the dedication and support for career and technical education through funding on the basis of accountability for results, program improvement, and technical integration between secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and business and industry. The act aligns with Gwinnett Tech’s mission by promoting the development of challenging academic and technical standards and providing appropriate educational opportunities for adequate knowledge and skills for preparation for the workforce. The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is responsible for the planning, allocating, and monitoring of this federal grant.