About Institutional Research

Our office provides information to both internal and external communities. The Institutional Research team creates a balance of data support that truly exemplifies organizational research. In this vein, we have created an IR structure that prioritizes projects/tasks that meet as many needs as possible while maintaining the integrity of the office and the information.


The Office of Institutional Research is dedicated to improving our students’ success by advancing a culture of evidence. We enable decision makers to make data-informed decision by providing accurate, timely and actionable information.


The Office of Institutional Research will be at the leading edge of innovation in the collection, processing, analysis, and the meaningful sharing of our data.


  • Excellence in office operations
  • Integrity in research and statistical analysis
  • Collegiality in working relationships
  • Accountability to quality improvement
  • Confidentiality for student and staff information
  • Accountability to safeguard institutional data

Reporting Responsibilities

The varied operations of the IR Office include these reporting responsibilities:

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • Colorado Commission on Higher Education
  • Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System/State Board
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation
  • Performance Indicators and other legislative mandates
  • External Surveys (e.g., Guidebooks for prospective students)
  • FRCC Institution-wide Internal Surveys
    • Vocational Graduate Follow-up Survey
    • Currently Enrolled Student Survey
    • Graduates’ Survey 
  • Student Tracking System
  • Strategic Planning initiatives
  • Various FRCC committees
    • Student Learning committee
    • Developmental Education Redesign
    • Late Registration Taskforce
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • Instructional Master Planning
  • Program Review
  • Ad hoc data requests

Contact Us

Office of Institutional Research

Kim Wallace

Database Developer

Ryan Lambert

IR Staff Duties

View the IR staff duties matrix here.

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