The Office of Institutional Research and Planning acts as an information and analytical resource for the Conestoga community and external organizations such as the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). The purpose of the office is to support planning and decision-making at the institutional level and individual program level to ensure quality, accountability, and continuous improvement.
The Institutional Research and Planning team collaborates with other departments of the college to develop and implement various assessment and evaluation activities including:
Colleges are mandated by the MCU to administer the student satisfaction and engagement survey to students once per year each year they attend college. No student evaluations (e.g. tests, presentations, quizzes) can be scheduled in the weeks the surveys are administered.
All Conestoga students will be asked to participate in phone surveys that help measure the college's effectiveness in preparing graduates for employent success. The surveys will take place at approximately six months and then again at two years after graduation.
The phone calls will come from Forum Research Canada - the firm contracted by MCU. This firm collects information for the KPI graduate satisfaction survey, and with your approval, the KPI employer satisfaction survey.