Institutional Research

Institutional Research, with assistance from the directors of Institutional Research at each of UNC's 17 campuses, collects, analyzes, reports, and warehouses quantitative and qualitative data about students, faculty, staff, curriculum, course offerings,and learning outcomes for University management processes and to meet appropriate external reporting requirements.

The division works to improve the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of all data collected, as well as simplify access to data needed by UNC-GA, campuses and the general public.

To contact the Office of Institutional Research, please email.

 

Staff

Associate Vice President for Institutional Research | 919-962-4554
Dr. Cohen-Vogel leads the Office of Institutional Research. He is responsible for the unit’s efforts to transition the University to a robust, innovative data system and to lead the UNC data visualization initiatives in order to provide greater transparency and data access. Dr. Cohen-Vogel serves as the primary liaison between General Administration and campus offices of institutional research and registrars, and he represents General Administration on state bodies such as the Longitudinal Data System Board and the P-20W Council. 
 
Director of Data Management and Analysis | 919-962-4548
Ms. Bageant's primary responsibility is to provide leadership in the information systems maintained by the Office of Institutional Research. She is responsible for the design, integration, and management of data collected from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, the community college system, and private North Carolina colleges and universities maintained by the division. Ms. Bageant is the project leader on the Student Data Mart project
 
Institutional Research Associate | 919-962-4553
Ms. Dow coordinates and supervises the collection and analysis of data for the North Carolina Higher Education Data (NCHED) and other data collection efforts from the 17 constituent UNC campuses, the NCCCS, and other private institutions of higher education in North Carolina.  She prepares the Applications/Acceptances report, Administrative Salary Study, SHEEO Salary Survey, and assists with the submission of CSRDE, SHEEO-SHEF, and SREB data.  Ms. Dow produces the annual Statistical Abstract, Record Layouts, and provides tabular and graphic presentations for use by the Division.  Ms. Dow serves as Human Resources Facilitator and Web Content Manager for the Division.
 
Billy Helton
Director of Institutional Reporting | 919-962-4552
Mr. Helton coordinates the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) web-based collections for the University of North Carolina institutions and serves as keyholder for the IPEDS surveys that UNC General Administration is required to complete. He works with the 17 UNC campus institutional research offices in collecting, editing, data-cleansing, and reporting of Student Data Files for applied, enrolled, and graduated students.
 
Programmer/Analyst | 919-962-4653
Ms. Keller identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public. 
 
Senior Institutional Research Associate | 919-843-8613
Dr. Marian assists with the coordination of the data management and quality efforts of the Division to ensure accurate data for tracking systems by performing audits and analyses on all data files collected by the Division.
 
Programmer/Analyst | 919-962-4544
Mr. Mercer identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
 
Programmer/Analyst | 919-962-4543
Ms. Simpson identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public. 
 
Programmer/Analyst | 919-962-3547
Ms. Wen identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  She is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.
 
Programmer/Analyst | 919-962-4547
Mr. Zwieg identifies, collects, cleans, and maintains the University-wide data needed for University management processes and the completion of internal and external reporting requirements.  He is responsible for designing, writing, and maintaining new and existing computer programs to support the Institutional Research and Analysis Division, other divisions of UNC-GA, the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina, and the general public.

Graduate Fellows

The Institutional Research unit coordinates a Graduate Student Fellowship program that partners with Ph.D. programs in the region to bring doctoral students to UNC-GA to work on various Academic Affairs projects. Through this work, the students gain exposure to a range of higher education administration and policy issues and have the opportunity to apply their own skills and knowledge in support of the University and its stakeholders.
 
Ms. Allen is a 4th year doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Education Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement program.
 
Mr. Smith is a 2nd year doctoral student at North Carolina State University in the Educational Research and Policy Analysis program.
 
Mr. Wachen is a 4th year doctoral student at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Policy, Leadership and School Improvement program.