I R & D S

Institutional Research & Decision Support

(IR&DS) provides management information and analysis in support of decision-making by the Stanford community.


Stanford University Statistics 2015-16

IR&DS has released the 2015-16 edition of ‘Stanford University Statistics’, with more than 50 tables of data about Stanford’s students, faculty, staff, research, and finances. This is available at http://irds.stanford.edu/stats-book.html

Key University Metrics

IR&DS has released a two-page 'quick reference' compilation of current data on Stanford's students, faculty, staff, financial aid, finances, research, and more. This is available at http://irds.stanford.edu/KeyMetrics.

PhD Alumni Employment Webpage

IR&DS has published a new webpage that presents the findings of a recent major study of PhD alumni employment outcomes. The study, undertaken by IR&DS in collaboration with the Office for the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), examined the career paths of 2,420 doctoral alumni across two cohorts. The results of this study are available online at http://irds.stanford.edu/phdjobs. The webpage is interactive and allows users to explore the data and findings from the study.

Welcome Larry Gallagher

Larry Gallagher joins the Assessment and Program Evaluation Team in July. Previously Larry was responsible for course evaluations and designed educational programs and student learning assessments at VPTL. He spent 10 years at SRI in learning assessment and program evaluation. A Stanford alum with a PhD in Education, Larry’s strong technical background combined with his extensive experience make him an excellent person to spearhead our team’s learning assessment research.

Welcome Sara Vasquez

Sara Vasquez is the newest member of the Assessment and Program Evaluation Team.  She comes to us from SRI where she has 12 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative program evaluation research, data analysis, and statistical modeling.  Sara has a lot of experience with survey instrument design and she will be leading our undergraduate survey efforts in addition to working on program evaluation across the university.