Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

About Us

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is to provide official, accurate, unbiased, and useful information and analysis to support institutional planning, assessment, decision-making, and reporting obligations. We are a vital partner in campus-wide data governance and strategic data and information dissemination for daily operations, decision-making, and assessment support.

The OIRA is the leader for academic and student data analysis and interpretation for the campus. The office provides expertise in research design, methodology, and techniques in the fields of higher education. In addition, we are the primary resource for definitions of commonly and nationally used terminologies for institutional effectiveness measures.

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment strives to disseminate useful and comprehensible information that creates insights and answers questions for various constituencies and the college community at large. We collaborate with all members of the campus community and strive to provide high quality service. The office is guided by our belief in curiosity, continuous improvement and refinement of our expertise, reliability, and efficiency.

Contact Us

Elisabeth Lackner, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment - A-302 - (718) 631-6279

Dr. Victor Fichera, Principal Investigator for the Academy Assessment Protocol - A-302 - (718) 631-6279

Alexander LeMell, College Assistant & Analyst - A-302 - (718) 631-6279

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.