The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is under the direction and supervision of the University Dean for Institutional Research and Assessment, David Crook. OIRA is comprised of three units which are staffed separately but work closely together. A list of functions for each unit follows.
The Office of Institutional Research conducts a wide variety of quantitative analysis to guide policy and evaluate academic programs and administrative processes at CUNY. The office collects, manages and organizes data to support the analytic and reporting needs of the University including mandatory federal, state and city reports, ad-hoc requests, grant applications and major projects, such as enrollment management. Read More
The Office of Policy Research (OPR) was established to pursue research questions in-depth, overseeing an agenda of research and policy analysis addressing post secondary access and performance gaps by race, income, and gender, the role of college in economic development and workforce training, and issues concerning the high school to college “pipeline” and college readiness. Read More
The Office of Assessment is responsible for CUNY-wide student assessments, principally the CUNY Assessment Tests (CAT) for students to demonstrate basic skills proficiency upon entering the University. The Office makes available assessment information on the CUNY portal, communicating all information pertinent to the CAT, from general test descriptions to actual sample tests, study resources, and test site locations. Read More