The purposes and goals of Student Research and Information's institutional and student research program are to provide and support the research, data, and information needs of the UCSD campus community, with a particular focus on UCSD Student Affairs programs, policies, and initiatives. The research, data, analysis, and reporting of student development and outcomes are provided to support institutional planning, policy formulation, program effectiveness, and administrative decision-making.
SRI's primary focus is on the applicability and usefulness of research based evidence to inform policy and guide practice. To this end, SRI conducts, initiates, and supports systematic research and evaluation studies on the institutional impact and effectiveness of Student Affairs and other campus programs and practices on student development and outcomes. These data and reports focus on improving academic student services and programs, assessing organizational effectiveness, and the educational and career outcomes of UCSD students.
Our student research activities focus on the longitudinal development, change and outcomes of successive cohorts of entering UCSD students. Examples of these activities and analyses include:
We also provide student data to state and federal agencies, and other organizations as needed.