The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (IR) at Lake Michigan College (LMC) is to work toward the betterment of the institution through measurements of the health of the institution. Institutional Research works to support best-practices and data-driven decision-making for effectiveness pertaining to social and behavior-based research, policy and planning, accreditation and instruction efforts for Student Success. Emphasis is placed on buy-in partnerships and data communications for internal and external stakeholders. IR also orchestrates State and Federal reporting, surveying, market and social media research initiatives.
All Office of Institutional Research activities are intended to align with LMC’s Strategic Plan. IR is committed to values of excellence, a student-centered/customer-focused, responsive and caring workplace, and support for a diverse community.
In implementing these values, IR adheres to the Code of Ethics of the Association for Institutional Research.