OPEIR conducts a variety of in-depth research projects, often motivated by requests from units across campus or from UTC leadership. The focus of these projects is typically to better understand UTC's students and to examine how the institution's programs and policies affect students and their academic outcomes. OPEIR Insights is a repository of analyses, reports, and white papers completed by OPEIR staff that we feel have broad applicability across the institution and are of general interest to both the campus community and associated external constituents.
Recently Completed Projects
- An Initial Analysis of High-Impact Practices Survey: Analysis of students participating in different types of High-Impact Practices (HIPs), including assessment of the impact and outcome of student experiences.
- First Year Experience Student Outcomes: Characteristics of students enrolled in First Year Experience (FYE) courses, including their one-year academic performance and persistence at UTC.
- Significant Learning Experiences at UTC: An analysis of National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) qualitative responses (also see associated infographic).
- Student Outcomes Based on Performance in English and Math Gateway Courses: An analysis of the effect of D, F, and W English and Math course grades on the long-term outcomes of incoming freshmen at UTC.
- Summer Bridge Program Participants: A profile of 2014-2017 participants in UTC's Summer Bridge Program, including analysis of first-year academic outcomes.
- Second Year Student Characteristics and Outcomes: A profile of UTC Sophomores with analysis of pregression and retention patterns.