• Our Mission

    The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment seeks to facilitate decision-making at all levels of the institution by providing institutional and unit-level data and information in an accurate and timely manner. This is accomplished by creating an atmosphere of systematic organizational planning and assessment based on best practices in higher education; providing relevant and accurate information related to salient institutional or unit-level issues and questions; leveraging technology to increase the efficiency and accuracy of data gathering, analysis, and delivery; and designing, coordinating, and implementing research activities related to academic and administrative evaluation and improvement processes.

    What We Do

    • Provide faculty and staff with a central location for accessing or obtaining data related to the University.
    • Provide faculty and staff with sufficient resources to adequately assess their departments/programs.
    • Provide administrators with accurate information about the University (including faculty, staff and students) to aid in decision-making at the institutional-level.
    • Distribute relevant data on a consistent basis to administrators, faculty and staff.
    • Inform students of testing requirements.
    • Disseminate relevant institutional data to outside sources.

    Who We Are

    The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is a part of the Information Services Sector. We are located in the Higginbotham Administration Building.

    Contact Information

    Institutional Research and Assessment
    1120 North Ocoee Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland TN 37320-3450
    Phone: 423-614-8637
    Email: info@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
    Elizabeth Pace
    Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
    Email: epace@leeuniversity.edu
    Merrily Suits
    Testing & Evaluation Specialist
    Email: lmsuits@leeuniversity.edu