Institutional Research


The mission of Institutional Research (IR) is to support Emerson College by providing accurate and meaningful information and analysis to Emerson decision makers, the Emerson community, and external stakeholders in order to enhance institutional effectiveness.

Selected Functions

  • Supporting Emerson College in evaluation/assessment efforts.
  • Assisting in the standardization of data to create uniformity and consistency.
  • Generating and disseminating data and information in a usable and useful format.
  • Coordinating and completing appropriate reports and surveys requested by state and federal agencies,  accrediting agencies, and external marketing services.
  • Collaborating with other areas to administer and analyze survey results.
  • Serving as consultants for survey and other research services.

Selected Reports and Surveys Conducted, Supported, or Analyzed

  • 5-Year-Out Alumni Survey
  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
  • Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)
  • Course Evaluations
  • Departmental Self-Studies
  • Grade Distributions
  • Graduating Senior Survey
  • Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Research Practices Survey
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
  • Sophomore Survey

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Visiting Team Report

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) visiting team report can be found at You will need to log in with your Emerson username and password to view the report.

Grade Distributions | Fall 2013 Results

Food For Thought

Connect with your professor outside the classroom!

The Food for Thought Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to discuss class work, career aspirations, or just learn more about your faculty mentors.

Even without a meal plan. Each Semester, students can take one faculty member to a meal for free. Simply swipe your card to pay for the meal and bring a meal ticket for the faculty member.

This option is available in the Little Building dining hall. You receive two meals (you and your faculty guest) for this program a semester.

Regardless of whether you have a meal plan, two additional meals will available to you and accessible through your student ID. When you bring a faculty member to lunch, you’ll swipe your ID twice and then the faculty swipes their ID as well.

Please download this flyer for an invitation and conversation starters.