Mission Statement

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for collecting and analyzing institutional research data, facilitating and supporting research activities among members of the university community, and reporting and disseminating information useful for establishing policies and making decisions.

Specifically, ORA

  • conducts studies and provides information requested by administration, departments, faculty, staff, and student groups on topics relevant to the university
  • responds to requests from federal, state, and local agencies for data and statistical information on the university
  • participates in comparative, peer-institution studies
  • collaborates with administrative and academic units in designing research and preparing grants and contracts
  • informs the university community about results of studies through regularly published reports, summaries, and updates

Data Scene

HEDS Annual Conference (June 18 -  21)

Kristin McKinley had two proposals accepted including:

  • It's On Us: Acting on the HEDS Sexual Assault Survey Data (Erin Buenzli, Director of Wellness and Recreation at Lawrence University, will be contributing to the poster). 
  • Staging Data: Transforming Data into Theatrical Performances (Kathy Privatt, James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professor of Theatre and Drama and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Lawrence University, will be contributing to the presentation).

McKinley is an invited facilitator for a round-table discussion on General Campus Climate Surveys.  

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