The Institutional Research Office (IR), as part of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning, assists Atlanta Technical College in achieving its mission through the collection, analysis, and distribution of information. IR works with data from internal areas and sources including information related to students, programs, and facilities, and external areas and sources such as national surveys and databases, to provide an assessment of Atlanta Technical College that is as comprehensive and complete as possible.
The role of Institutional Research is to provide an accurate data based representation of Atlanta Technical College that informs and facilitates institutional strategic planning, decision making, problem solving, and ongoing operations, as well as supporting grant opportunities and accreditation activities. While IR strives to satisfy data and information requests, its primary purpose is to provide data analysis and information to the College to enable data-informed decision making by the president’s office, the budget office, divisions, and departments. IR must also satisfy significant data demands of external groups such as the Technical College System of Georgia, federal agencies, national surveys, etc.