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

AIR Forum 2018 (May 29 - June 1)

Kristin McKinley is an invited panelist for an Impact Session on Institutional Researchers as Change Agents. Lawrence is one of three liberal arts colleges represented in one of eight Impact Sessions. 

HEDS Annual Conference (June 17 - 20)

Kristin McKinley will be presenting the The Lifeline Project: Suicide Prevention at Lawrence University (Julie Haurykiewicz, Associate Dean of Academic Success, will be contributing to the presentation). 

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