The Office of Institutional Effectiveness serves the College by supervising its institutional research, long-range planning, and grant functions. Please feel free to contact us at any time, and let us know what we can do to assist you.
The PHSC Fact Book serves as a statistical reference for historical information about the College’s students, personnel, and budget. Electronic publication of the PHCC Fact Book began with the 2000-2001 edition. Archival Fact Books are available upon request.
In accordance with the College's Identity Theft Prevention and Red Flags Procedures, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment publishes this document to assure our stakeholders that the protection of confidential and sensitive information (CSI) is a priority in our daily operations.
Annually a risk assessment is performed to prevent and/or reduce the loss or breach of confidential and sensitive information handled by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. CSI in our office includes, but is not limited to:
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Student ID
- Course schedules
- Instructors' ID
- All student information protected by FERPA
Security interventions are in place for various forms of information including, but not limited to:
- Electronic or soft copy formats
- Hard copy formats
- Physical access
- Spoken word
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment adheres to the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Code of Ethics. The code explicitly addresses objectivity and confidentiality, the cornerstones of an effective institutional research office. The office conducts all research and activities objectively. We “approach all assignments with an unbiased attitude” to provide the most accurate information available. We also protect confidentiality of individuals, as well as the institution, through the use of reliable physical and electronic security practices. We will not release any “information about individual persons [or the institution] that has been guaranteed as confidential, to any person inside or outside the institution except in those circumstances in which not to do so would result in clear danger to the subject of the confidential material or to others; or unless directed by competent authority in conformity with a decree of a court of law” (AIR Code of Ethics, Section III(c)).
If you have questions concerning confidentiality and research integrity, contact Edward Siegel, Director of Institutional Research.