About IR



The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is a dynamic, responsive office supporting data and assessment needs across the college and promoting evidence-based decision making to improve overall institutional effectiveness.


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is responsive to the research and assessment needs of multiple constituents across the college. Staff members collaborate with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, and other programs and administrative office to achieve CCA’s strategic goals and those of college units. The office:

  • Creates reports and conducts research studies for external and internal constituencies
  • Builds and maintains applications allowing greater use of available data and resources
  • Works with faculty and other offices to assess student learning outcomes across the college
  • Links CCA to external research resources and partners
  • Provides training in research-related skills and promotes the use of data in decision making
  • Verifies the accuracy of data used across the college
  • Supports HLC accreditation reporting

 Strategic Goal for 2017-2018

  1. Improve access to data on the IR public and internal web sites, including ensuring the sites are user friendly.
  2. Develop predictive models, staring with the following:

    -Student Success predictors in courses and programs
    -Enrollment modeling

  3. Develop a series of dashboards for both internal and external users that put often used data in easily accessed and understood formats.
  4. Migrate the backend access database that supports applications across campus to a more robust technological platform.
  5. Better connect the disparate types of data housed in IR for more efficient and robust reporting.



Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness Staff


Hyekyung Lee
Dr. Hyekyung Lee, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite S205C
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-360-4737
Email: Hyekyung.Lee@CCAurora.edu


Dr. Adam Blanford, Assistant Director of Institutional Research
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite S205B
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-361-7365
Email: Adam.Blanford@CCAurora.edu



Darlene Miller, Research Analyst
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite S205D
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-361-7381
Email: Darlene.Miller@CCAurora.edu


Curtis Baker, Applications Developer
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite S205A
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-360-4907
Email: Curtis.Baker@CCAurora.edu


Kangze He, Data Analyst
16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite S205
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303-360-4937
Email: Kangze.He@CCAurora.edu

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