Institutional Research and Assessment

Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA)

Supporting continuous improvement at Howard University through thoughtful planning and data-driven decisions.

Institutional Research and Assessment

Administration Building
Suite G20
Washington, D.C. 20059


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Our Mission

Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) at Howard University operates under the Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer with a two-fold mission. The Institutional Research team supports the university community by reporting timely, accurate, and consistent data for internal decision-makers and external reporting requirements. The Assessment team supports assessment activities across campus, helping to continuously improve academic and administrative programs through thoughtful planning and data-driven decisions.

Howard University Founders Hall

Daphne B. Bernard, PharmD, RPh
Associate Provost, Institutional Accreditation and Assessment
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Sammara Vanlo, MSA
Director of Institutional Research
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Taneika Thompson, MBA
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
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Institutional Research at Howard

Institutional Research maintains institutional data and fulfills data requests from the campus community. The links below offer key highlights of IR's work.

Assessment at Howard

Assessment facilitates the Howard Annual Assessment Process (HAAP), Course Evaluations, and other surveys. The links below take you to key Watermark modules that support assessment efforts.