Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness is a central resource for collecting, coordinating and reporting data for and about RISD. Within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research provides data to members of the RISD community in order to facilitate decision making and campus planning and accreditation, as well as to external sources including the federal government, publications and various other organizations.

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To provide information that educates and informs decision making in support of academic excellence in art and design.


Play a vital role in shaping the future of RISD by providing information that enhances institutional planning and effectiveness.


  • Access to information
  • Accuracy
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Service

Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Statement of Ethical Principles

Our office uses the ethical guidelines found at this link to inform our work.


Jay Lowrey
Institutional Research Analyst

Jennifer Roberts
Executive Director, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness