About IRP

Reporting to the Provost, the Director leads the Office of Institutional Research and Planning providing a broad spectrum of services to all internal departments and external bodies as necessary. IRP is responsible for the official collection, analysis, report generation and dissemination of institutional data on topics such as enrollment, retention and graduation rates and time-to-degree, faculty and staff characteristics, in-structional and programmatic cost and productivity, financial peer comparisons, and other data for the purpose of providing accurate information to support transparent, evidence-based planning and decision-making and a cul-ture of assessment.

IRP also provides decision support and guidance to many entities on campus. An example would be to the Office of Retention and Inclusive Student Success (RISS) with the goal of helping to evaluate the success of academic and co-curricular student support programs and their role in retention and learning outcomes. IRP is a resource that responds to data requests from the campus community for compliance, comparison purposes and assessment of current strategies and for help in formulating goals and objectives, data analysis, planning and process design and establishing performance metrics and benchmarks.

Meet the IRP staff:

Lisa Castellino, Ph.D., Director (707) 826-5339
Email: Lisa.Castellino@humboldt.edu

Directs the efforts of IRP by coordinating data development and research with IRP staff and data experts assigned to other areas of the University to identify relevant institutional data, design and implement data collection strategies, conduct data analyses, and prepare effective summary reports. Coordinates the dissemination of institutional data in the form of the Fact book, Retention Report, web reports, and other ad hoc report requests that meet the strategic goals of the institution. Strategic priorities are determined by institutional planning and effectiveness assessment needs. The Director also coordinates the usage and presentation of all institutional data, including that which is reported to external agencies.

John Filce, Associate Director (707) 826-5487
Email: John.Filce@humboldt.edu

Coordinates development of data reporting infrastructure for Institutional Research and analysis. Prepares measures and data translations for use in Program Review, planning, and accountability. Conducts analysis of key instructional measures used for effectiveness evaluation. Maintains specialized knowledge of curriculum, class scheduling, and faculty workload data.

Ward Headstrom, M.S., Data Administrator (707) 826-6193
Email: Ward.Headstrom@humboldt.edu

Creates computer processes which capture data about students. Builds data structures, reporting tools, projections, and web pages that make this data accessible to other campus staff.

Gay Hylton, Research Assistant (707) 826-5340
Email: Gay.Hylton@humboldt.edu

Coordinates survey efforts of the university community, tracks external and internal survey data requests, monitoring deadlines and soliciting required data from key providers. As IPEDS keyholder, coordinates university's IPEDS responses. Screens, tracks and provides data for all data/report requests for the institution. Compiles and provides data analysis for special collections such as accreditation. Publishes data and analysis commentary. Maintains secondary historical data collections for IRP.

Michael Le, M.A., Research Analyst (707) 826-5489
Email: Michael.Le@humboldt.edu

Under the general supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) and working corroboratively with IRP staff, the Research Analyst is responsible for segments of broad gauge, complex administrative studies and undertakes institutional studies of mild scope and complexity. This includes formulating, conducting, and reporting descriptive and inferential statistics on secondary and primary institutional data. The Research Analyst will utilize qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research methodology and statistical procedures to translate complex institutional data into usable information while using appropriate text and graphical presentation to tailor the report/presentation for a specific audience (e.g., administrators/staff/faculty, students, and the public). Analysis, reports, and presentations should inform or advance the University's educational policy, administrative decisions, strategic planning, and assessment activities.

Past HSU IRP staff:

Jacqueline Honda, Ed.D., (Retired: Spring 2014)
Email: Jacqueline.Honda@humboldt.edu

Rick Vrem, (Retired: Fall 2012)
Email: Richard.Vrem@humboldt.edu