Data Requests

The Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness supports administrators, faculty, staff and students by assisting with the collection, organization and analysis of institutional data. This support can include writing custom reports using Bellarmine’s business intelligence (BI) software, developing surveys and evaluations, providing datasets for research purposes, performing statistical analysis and validity testing on datasets, and disseminating findings through visualizations, dashboards, publications and other tools. To request any data-driven deliverable (e.g. a report, a survey, a research project or another resource), please complete the following data request form. This is essential in order for the Office of IR&E to manage its workload and to serve the Bellarmine community in a timely and strategic manner.

Please consider the following before submitting a data request:

Who should submit a data request?
Data requests can be submitted by internal as well as external users. Prior to submitting a data request, we encourage you to check the Data & Reports
How long does it take for IR&E to fulfill a data request?
Our turnaround depends on the workload of the office at the time of your request, as well as the complexity and scope of the request. In the data request form, you will have an opportunity to specify a deadline by which you need the information. We will do our best to complete your request by that date.

What is the process for submitting a data request?
A member of the IR&E team will email or call you if we have any additional questions after receiving your request. Occasionally, a follow-up meeting or interview may be necessary to fully understand the business needs related to your request. Otherwise, expect the results from your request on or before the requested deadline.

What type of information can the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provide?
In addition to publishing official enrollment, graduation and retention statistics, IR&E also provides data about a range of other topics and trends: student achievement, teaching and learning, faculty and academic affairs, engagement and student affairs, alumni and development, etc. We also provide research consultation services for qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies as well as advice on the appropriate use of inferential and predictive statistics, business analytics, longitudinal analysis, visual communication and dissemination of research findings.

A useful resource for helping think through your report request is the Report Design Template which is an Excel Spreadsheet that provides a place to document your request in detail. IR&E recommends downloading this document, completing it, and then attaching it with your data request. Download Template
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