EMSA Analytics and Assessment

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 The Focus of the Analytics and Assessment Office

The Analytics and Assessment Office is a resource that provides strategic analytics and meaningful assessment within and across EMSA departments. The goal of the department is to provide information that positively impacts student recruitment and enrollment, enhances the student experience, and improves student success. To that end, we provide a range of analyses from students’ first contact with the university through their entire career here, including: 


  • Operational reports, such as targeted population outreach lists, cohort academic and demographic profiles, and program participation data
  • Strategic analyses regarding competitors, market position, financial aid leveraging, scholarships, admissions yield, and class size
  • Assessment of resource use, student opinion and satisfaction , student learning and development, and campus climate
  • Evaluation of program and divisional effectiveness related to student retention and academic performance and progress.


A collaborative, consultative approach is foundational to the Analytics and Assessment Office. Thus, the office works closely with staff across the division and at times with staff and faculty across the university to identify and measure outcomes, provide training, refine analytical techniques/methods, and engage in the application of findings to improve practice, policy, services, and programs.



Margot Saltonstall, Ph.D.

Jared Hopkins
Research Analyst

Chad Eickhoff
Research Analyst

Shelly Pleasants