Office of Institutional Research and Assessment


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is responsible for providing the university administration with data that supports institutional planning, policy development and informed decision making to enhance institutional effectiveness; reporting complete, accurate and reliable data to internal and external constituents; serving as a comprehensive source of information about the institution; promoting student learning and assessment for continuous improvement of pedagogy, curriculum, and instruction.

What We Do

  • Coordinate the University’s institutional effectiveness and assessment activities.
  • Gather, analyze, and communicate data in a meaningful and useful way to the campus community in support of institutional decision-making.
  • Create, analyze and interpret survey results.
  • Collect data about the University's key performance indicators.
  • Coordinate the development of a university-wide outcomes assessment.
  • Improve teaching and learning by assisting departments with program reviews and other assessment efforts.
  • Promote the use of assessment and institutional data to inform policy and programmatic decisions.
  • Coordinate assessment training for faculty and staff.
  • Complete annual reports for external agencies such as the federal and state governments and other accrediting bodies.

About the Office

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Office: West Annex 259
Phone: 708.209.3566
Fax: 708.209.3176



Elizabeth Owolabi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Office: WA 273
Phone: 708.209.3566
Fax: 708.209.3176

Tracy Bartholomew, M.A.T.
Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Office: WA 259N
Phone: 708.209.3203
Fax: 708.209.3176

Jaclyn Hac, M.A.
Research and Assessment Associate
Office: WA 259N
Phone: 708-209-3135
Fax: 708.209.3176

Marilyn Nowakowski, Ph.D.
Data Analyst
Office:  WA 259N
Phone: 708.209.3222
Fax: 708.209.3176 

Kelly Conroy           
Graduate Assistant           
Office: WA 272           
Phone: 708-209-3556          
Fax: 708-209-3176

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