Institutional Research at Rhodes exists as a function of the Information Services division and is overseen by Dena Selmer, Director of Institutional Research.
Rhodes is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award baccalaureate and master degrees.
Rhodes is scheduled to undergo reaffirmation of accreditation in 2019.
For assistance with assessment - at any level: course, department, program, division, or college - contact Dena Selmer at x3066.
Rhodes participates in NAICU′s University and College Accountability Network.
Data we report to the US Department of Education is avaiable via the IPEDS College Navigator.
Data compiled from the Common Data Set and other surveys are available at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Colleges that Change Lives, the College Board, Princeton Review, US News and World Report, and many other sites.
Anyone wishing to survey any part of the campus community can contact Information Services for assistance. Administrative offices are required to do so; students and faculty doing scholarly research are not required to contact Information Services, though we are happy to offer assistance to scholars conducting research. The complete policy is available in the College Handbook under "Evaluation Surveys".
Academic departments or programs interested in surveying their graduating majors should know that they are allowed and encouraged to include a section specific to their program in the annual required Senior Exit Survey. Response rate to that survey exceeds 95%.
Any and all requests for data, reports, or lists of students, faculty, or staff can now be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be entered into a tracking system and assigned a number, just like an ITS Help Desk request. It will be assigned to the college staff member who can best and most quickly respond.
IR material online
The Collections & Surveys page has been updated with links to a number of electronic summary reports for several of the data collections in which we participate, such as NSSE, FSSE, the Student Satisfaction Inventory, and others. We hope that this improved access will lead to more informed decision making and an increased interest in performing research based on the IR data collections.
Information Services has compiled a partial inventory and summary of the data collected and archived by our office. Please feel free to request the use of any of this data for your assessment purposes by calling Dena Selmer at x3066.