Carnegie Mellon University
What we can do for you:

What we can do for you:

The staff of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis contributes to meaningful work across all areas of Carnegie Mellon University by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information that allows staff and faculty to better understand the CMU community and the environment in which they work.

Providing Information

Do you need more detailed information than found in the Factbook? We can provide you with information about students, employees, facilities, alumni, and other topics, which could be used for purposes such as advisory boards, grant proposals, accrediting agencies, and guidebook publications.

Consultation or Assessment

Do you need help with planning a specific part of your study? Our staff can counsel you on appropriate aspects of assessment, including:

  • Developing your research questions
  • Survey methodology and design
  • Focus groups and interviews
  • Analysis and usage of results

Conducting Studies

Do you know what you want to study, but do not have the expertise and resources? We will work you to create and conduct a study, analyze the results, and provide you with a report of the findings.

Workshops and Education

Building Your Research Capacity: A series of workshops offered to staff that will assist them with their own assessment projects, beginning with "Developing your research question" and ending with "Using results." Stay tuned for future workshop dates.

Partnership Model

Each college or division, as well as some departments within administrative divisions, has an IRandA staff member as their partner.

The partner serves as the primary point of contact for the unit, in order to establish regular communication, make sure the informational and analytical needs of the unit are being met, and streamline communication to a single contact outside of regularly-occurring projects.

Janel Sutkus
Director
412-268-8729

Partner Areas:
ETC
President
Provost and Vice Provosts
Student Affairs

Melissa Baker
Assistant Director
412-268-6342

Partner Areas:
CIT and Silicon Valley
TSB
University Libraries
Provost Division - all except Provost and Vice Provost
Finance
Operations - Human Resources only

Sarah Hailey
Research Designer and Analyst
412-268-2262

Partner Areas:
CFA
MCS
Operations - all offices except Human Resources

Matthew Hoolsema
Research Designer and Analyst
412-268-7024

Partner Areas:
HC
SCS
SEI
General Counsel

Laura Velasco
Research Designer and Analyst
412-268-2042

Partner Areas:
DC
All locations outside of the United States
Marketing and Communications
University Advancement