Office of Institutional Research
The fundamental mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to collect, analyze, interpret, preserve, and disseminate data. The OIR provides empirical and analytical support for College of Menominee Nation’s planning, management, and assessment activities and provides data driven institutional level information for decision making and planning purposes.
The OIR serves as a main repository for statistical data regarding CMN and also responds to data requests, both internal, CMN departments and administration, and external, sources outside of CMN (i.e. Menominee Tribal Enterprises, local businesses, etc.). The OIR conducts research on special topics and also complies with tribal, state, and federally-mandated reporting requirements (i.e. National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Higher Learning Commission (HLC), etc.).
The mission of OIR is accomplished through extensive development, updating, and maintenance of sophisticated computer programs (i.e. SPSS, Empower©, Microsoft Access©, etc.) that access, manipulate, and analyze institutional and IR-created databases. The computer programs aid the IR Director in the creation of resulting reports that summarize, graphically illustrate, and interpret institutional outcomes.
All reports published by OIR are only for educational and informational purposes. All data is ethically handled and every effort is made to assure that accuracy of data reported is correct and sources identified. However, reports are not represented to be free of error, thus data may be subject to corrections and periodical updates if necessary.
Within the IR web pages (web menu), you will find information on enrollment history, tables of data for academic assessment and planning, tribal, state, and federal reporting, and various CMN surveys. The accompanying IR links are a brief, but not all inclusive, list of types of data available through the OIR.
The Office of Institutional Research invites you to make use of the information contained for informational and educational purposes as well as for improved management of all parts of College of Menominee Nation.