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Office of Analytics and Institutional Research

Mission Statement

The Office of Analytics and Institutional Research (AIR) is the central source of Snow College's data and statistics related to the College. AIR seeks to enhance and democratize data at the College to ensure data-informed decision-making and responsible stewardship over the College's resources.

To accomplish this mission, AIR:
  • Helps define business processes that maintain and enhance data integrity.
  • Manages data governance at the College
  • Leverages data and transform it into useful information that will provide direction and quality assurance about how the College is meeting its mission to educate students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership
  • Provides proactive analytical resources
  • Validates data
  • Identifies and remedies data integrity issues
  • Provides reliable, consistent, and operational reports and dashboards to the College
  • Supports mission objectives by supplying data, information, and regular reporting on Snow College’s strategies, and projects, focusing on the areas of student success, academics, recruitment & retention, employee satisfaction, and infrastructure changes
  • Fosters the use of sound and innovative methods to gather, generate, analyze, report and manage data
  • Provides accurate, consistent, relevant and timely information that is accessible to internal and external constituencies
  • Facilitates the integration of this information into institutional decision making, policy development and planning processes
Snow Office Functions Supported
Team Members and responsibilities
  • Sam Rainsdon-Meek, PhD - Chief Institutional Research Officer
  • Micah Strait, JD Esq. - Sr. Data Analyst
    • Develop Data Governance policies and practices
    • Process development, evaluation, and improvement
    • Data mining, analytics, and visualization
    • Report standardization
    • Data repository creation and maintenance
    • Generating report and dashboard via Argos
Requesting AIR assistance

One of the key functions of the AIR team is to assist all departments improve internal processes, and to assist in making decisions based on data, so that Snow can continue to improve and support its Mission.

To request the assistance of the AIR team, please complete the following DATA REQUEST link below, and a member of the team will contact you shortly.

Data Request