Wecome to Rock City Institutional Research

My name is Tom and I’m your host for the time being.

A little history: I’m the Director of Institutional Research at a large state university in the Midwest and I absolutely love my job. I’ve noticed something, though. I spend hours upon hours upon hours reinventing the wheel. Some days I spend more time searching the web for tips and tricks than I do actually conducting research… In that time, though, I have learned a lot.

My initial hope, with this blog, is to share some of that knowledge with the Institutional Research community at large. Ultimately, I hope this humble piece of web real estate develops into a community of like-minded researchers sharing their experiences, successes, challenges, and… perhaps… some of their own secrets. Happy reading!