The Office of Institutional Effectiveness¬†strives to offer the Sweet Briar community timely analysis and information so as to inform decision-making and policy formulation and to support the College’s assessment and planning initiatives. We also coordinate and oversee responses to external requests for information or data about the College.


The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to engage the College in ongoing, integrated and institution-wide research-based planning and evaluation processes. The office’s goals are to:

  1. Incorporate a systematic review of institutional mission, goals and outcomes;
  2. Conduct institutional research that results in continuing improvement in institutional quality and effectiveness; and
  3. Demonstrate that the institution is effectively accomplishing its mission.

Please visit the links to the right to access consumer information initiatives in which the College participates, the CDS, results from the College’s most recent NSSE administration, as well as reports on external and internal surveys, among other content. Some content may be restricted to campus audiences.

We encourage you to contact us for additional information about any of the data or documents provided on the IE website.

Data and Document Access

Copies of many of the reports (e.g., external institutional surveys or internal reports) that the Office of Institutional Effectiveness has undertaken can be requested from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Portions of the office’s website have been designed for use only by Sweet Briar faculty and staff. These pages are labeled accordingly. The sharing of data and information contained on protected pages or within protected documents accessible on the IE website with anyone outside of Sweet Briar is not permitted. If you are unable to gain access and have a request for information, please contact the office. If you are able to gain access and have a request for information from someone off campus, please have that person contact our office directly.