Office of Institutional Research

What We Do


The Office of Institutional Research works with partners throughout the campus to support analysis, assessment, reporting, and planning that informs institutional decision-making.

Goals & Objectives

The Office seeks to:

  • Undertake original studies and analyses to meet anticipated planning and management needs
  • Facilitate the distribution pertinent, timely, and high quality data to various academic and administrative offices at UW Bothell and to external agencies
  • Collaborate with UW Bothell faculty and staff to create effective assessment strategies, particularly in the areas of college-level student learning objectives, program evaluation, and survey research.

Where We Are

We've recently moved to Beardslee Crossing!  For more about the move, please click here:

Who We Are


Russell Cannon

Sr. Research & Policy Analyst

Erin Guthrie

Assessment Analyst

Ismael Fajardo

Student Assistants

Throughout the year, the Office of Institutional Research looks for enthusiastic and detail-oriented students to assist with data entry and office management tasks.  Though no experience is necessary, the ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills and a desire to learn more about higher education administration. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015.  Please see the job description for more details.  If you have any questions, please contact us at:


The Office of Institutional Research considers project-based, credit-bearing, unpaid internships for both graduate and undergraduate students with the goal of contributing to discrete, publishable research of value to both the institution and a broader audience.  E-mail for more information.

Key Functions

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Support for Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • Institutional Surveys
  • Original Mixed-Methods Research
  • Reporting Oversight
  • Special Projects
  • Institutional Planning