Institutional Research

Institutional Research

The goal of the HCC OIE is to collect, analyze, and disseminate pertinent information about the college and the community it serves.

Objectives include:

  • create linkages between strategic planning, college goals, and institutional data
  • provide data to support the HCC Strategic Plan
  • provide data to help departments reach their goals
  • provide data to government agencies as required
  • provide data for public dissemination
  • facilitate and participate in discussions of the college's purpose and performance
  • serve as a resource to college departments for research design and methodology related to individual research projects approved by the Institutional Research Board.

Steps to be taken to reach the objectives include:

  • working with IR and IT staff within HCC and the ConnSCU system to develop and maintain accurate, comprehensive databases of institutional information
  • gathering data through the design and/or administration of surveys and other tools
  • supporting matriculation and graduation goals by researching student retention, persistence, attrition, and success
  • exploring new opportunities for research to contribute to institutional evaluation and improvement
  • assisting in the generation of data needed for grant applications
  • educating the campus community on the value and uses of research.


Janice Schaeffler, Director of Institutional Research, (203) 332- 5220
Phyllis Fitzpatrick, Research Specialist, (203) 332- 5171
Catherine Velez, Research Assistant, (203) 332- 5171
Karen Vo, Research Assistant, (203) 332- 5171