The pressures placed on the Ontario college system, exercised through funding model reform, has brought forward organizational challenges and opportunities requiring varied data and information to inform decisions. As a result of these new realities, student success as measured by retention, persistence, and graduation is part of senior leadership conversations more than ever before. Institutional Research (IR) units hold responsibility for providing leaders with this data and information and their effective use. This presentation will provide an overview of the evolution of the partnership between Humber’s student affairs areas and IR to inform and support the college’s early intervention efforts. We will share 1) data collection mechanisms and processes; 2) annual assessment plans; and 3) the details of the analytical approaches and major findings.


Jelena Dukic, Jean O’Donnell, Jeffrey Daniel, Melanie Chai, Phil Legate

Humber College