Analytics and Strategic Initiatives Center
The primary function of the Analytics and Strategic Initiatives Center (ASIC) is to advance the college’s use of data, research, and analysis to inform decisions and guide planning and evaluation. ASIC has responsibility for the development, maintenance, and analysis of institutionally relevant information in support of these activities.
ASIC analyzes data drawn from across the college and external sources and conducts and analyzes surveys of students, alumni, faculty and staff, and parents. A secondary or derivative function of ASIC is providing statistics and analyses that are relevant for the public; governmental legislative and regulatory entities; the COFHE and HEDS consortia to which Trinity belongs; guidebooks; and prospective and current donors, grantors, and students. Many of these statistics are available on the factbook page. The ASIC staff lead several initiatives related to strategic planning and institutional accreditation, serving as the liaison to NECHE, the college’s accreditation agency.
ASIC reports to the President and its project priorities and research direction are developed in consultation with the senior leadership of the college. Many of the most important planning and evaluation concerns of the college lie at the nexus of the academic, non-academic, and financial sectors. For example, admissions and financial aid issues should be examined within the context of the later success of students in academic programs and the financial resources and income projections of the college. Consequently, ASIC benefits from an increasing amount of coordination among and frequent consultation with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty and the divisions of Enrollment and Student Success, Finance and Operations, and Library and Information Technology Services, as well as various other administrative offices, academic departments, and college committees.