Statement on Confidentiality and Research Integrity
The Office of Institutional Research 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 Charles Clark, senior director for institutional research and reporting.