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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The SUNY Potsdam Office of Institutional Effectiveness facilitates data collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional research to support planning, decision-making, assessment, and student success across the College in an objective manner that conveys results accurately to appropriate administrative, academic, and external constituencies. This work contributes to the College mission by ensuring that decisions are informed by evidence, and practices are evaluated for their effectiveness at achieving campus goals.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will achieve its mission by accomplishing the following goals:

  1. Serve as the university’s primary data source for accountability reporting to Federal and State governments, SUNY, and other various educational and commercial agencies.
  2. Provide accurate and timely research and analysis of institutional data to the campus community for the purpose of guiding institutional decisions, assessment, and support student success.
  3. Coordinate and provide guidance with the University’s use of surveys and survey software.

If you cannot find the Institutional data that you require on our website, you can submit a request for data or assistance from our department by simply contacting the Office of Institutional Effectiveness using the following e-mail address: Please supply detailed information about the kind of data or assistance that you are seeking along with contact information. A request ticket will be generated, and we will attempt to assist you as quickly as possible.

Survey Policies & Procedures


Our assessment work at SUNY Potsdam is intended to enhance and improve faculty teaching and student learning, as well as the overall effectiveness of administrative units and the overall institution. Visit our Assessment webpage to learn more.