Institutional Research

MCLA’s Office of Institutional Research (IR) is responsible for leading and coordinating a comprehensive program of external reporting, internal reporting and analysis, survey administration, and project management to support the mission of MCLA. IR works with our campus to facilitate informed decision-making, lead data-driven strategic planning, and promote the use of analytics to foster institutional effectiveness. 

What the office does:

  • Serves as the institute’s think-tank by evaluating internal and external key performance indicators and informing the direction of strategic initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with offices across campus to spearhead data collection and analysis to address institutional priorities. 
  • Provides custom research and analytical decision support to the campus community. 
  • Collects, compiles, and reports data required by state and federal governments, regional and specialized accreditors, and other external constituencies.  
  • Develop, administer, and coordinate national and campus surveys. 


Jason Canales
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

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