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About the ASPIRE Office

The ASPIRE Office (Assessment, Strategic Planning and Institutional Research and Effectiveness) provides information, research, training and analysis to the Mount community for use in assessment, strategic planning and continuous improvement across the university. We also are responsible for official reporting to federal, state and accrediting agencies.

We can help you with

  • Institutional information requests (information request form to the right).
  • Designing and administering a survey (contact Rachel Jackson).
  • Assessment and annual reports (contact Jeff Simmons).
  • Data analysis (contact Rachel Jackson).
  • Strategic planning (contact Jeff Simmons).
  • Compliance reporting (contact Ryan Spurrier).
  • Any other information needs.

Information Request Policy

Our primary goal is to provide high-quality, consistent information to many areas of the Mount in support of (in order of priority):

  1. Compliance and Accreditation
  2. Data Informed Decision Making
  3. Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
  4. Strategic Initiatives

Thus, information requests that are received by the ASPIRE Office are prioritized by these criteria so that the most essential tasks are initiated first. The source of the request also will influence the prioritization; requests from the upper administration will generally be given higher priority, all else being equal. The ASPIRE Office will make every reasonable effort to fulfill requests that fall under the categories above in a timely manner. However, the ASPIRE Office cannot commit to fulfilling requests that fall outside of those categories. Please allow at least four (4) business days for completion of a request and longer for large projects.

Submit a request for information

Jeff Simmons, Ph.D.
Executive Director Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Rachel Jackson
Assistant Director, Data Research and Analysis

Ryan Spurrier
Assistant Director, Institutional Research

ASPIRE on SharePoint

To access our full library of institutional data, reports and resources, visit our SharePoint site (you will need a Mount password to access the site).

Visit SharePoint

Additional Information About ASPIRE

The ASPIRE Office works in conjunction with the following: