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The Office of Institutional Research

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Mission

Institutional Research collects, analyzes, and archives institutional data for:

  • strategic decision-making
  • accreditation
  • grant support
  • state and Federal reporting requirements

Important Announcements

  • The Office of Institutional Research would like to introduce our new Interactive Factbook which provides improved data visualization.  New features include Graduation and Retention data, more historical trend information, as well as filters which allow viewers to customize views.  We welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Please email any comments to jxu2@clemson.edu
  • Interaction with Professional Organizations: Members of the Office for Institutional Research attended the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research conference in Greenville, SC on January 28th and 29th. Three presentations were given by the Clemson attendees. Ronnie Chrestman and Nancy James presented a Newcomer’s session entitled “Survival Skills for Institutional Research” specifically aimed at providing support and guidance to professionals new to the field. Melissa Welborn then followed that session with “Instructional Faculty: IPEDS and Beyond” which was well received and informative. The third presentation was “Clemson University’s Interactive Fact Book” presented by Juan Xu, Melissa Welborn and Ronnie Chrestman with input from Joe McLaughlin. The Southern Association for Institutional Research annual conference will also be held in Greenville, SC this fall. Melissa Welborn, Ronnie Chrestman and Nancy James have all been asked to serve on the Local Arrangements Committee and advise the Board as they prepare for the conference that will be held at The Hyatt Regency on September 28 – October 1, 2019.
  • Welcome our new colleague: The Clemson Office for Institutional Research would like to welcome Holly Feil. Holly is originally from Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a specialization in Actuarial Sciences from Slippery Rock University. She states that she always wanted to move south, so she was excited to stumble across a job opportunity at Clemson University. She accepted a position working with Clemson Online, but has recently been transferred to IR where she will be managing the faculty credentials and approving access to iRoar. Holly says “I’m still on a steep learning curve, but I’m excited for the opportunities this presents to me!”
  • Melissa Welborn elected Treasurer of South Carolina Association for Institutional Research.
  • Dr. Ronald "Ronnie" Chrestman receives Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence.




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