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 Sara Cina

Sara Cina joined IR&DS in May/June, as a User Support Analyst for the new student reporting system, SIRIS. Sara was previously the Undergraduate Program Director at the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences and she was also an active Early Adopter of SIRIS.  She brings to IRDS experience with school reporting needs, an affinity for data analysis, and a moderately-sized rock collection (Sara has a Ph.D. in geology).  Sara will be coordinating the campus-wide rollout of SIRIS.

Welcome Marion Coddou

Marion Coddou joined IR&DS this January as an Institutional Research and Assessment Analyst after working for about a year as a Graduate Research Assistant on IR&DS projects.  She will be working on projects at the intersection of the Assessment and Institutional Research teams, including student surveys, course-taking patterns, and program evaluation.  She recently graduated from Stanford with a Ph.D. in sociology and brings expertise in research design and methods.