The Office of Institutional Research has included several resources for faculty and staff. If you would like to recommend a resource for this page, please contact the Office of Institutional Research.

Course Evaluation Resources

The Office of Institutional Research would like to provide support for the course evaluation process. For more information about course evaluations such as the schedule, the instrument, and instructions, visit the Online Course Evaluations page. 

Grade Distributions

Grade distribution results require invitation, login, and all documents are in PDF format. Contact IR [at] emerson.edutitle="E-mail Institutional Research" to request invitation.


Each year, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) produces a report for each institution that submits data to the system. This report provides comparison with a peer group over a range of factors. 

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 

  • View the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 2018 fifth-year interim report.
  • View the response from NEASC. You will need to log in with your Emerson username and password to view the report.
  • View the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) 2013 visiting team report.


The National Survey of Student Engagement survey collects information about first-year and senior students' participation in programs and activities that Emerson provides for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

Word Clouds

A word cloud is another way to visually represent text data. The more frequent a word is used in the text, the bigger and bolder that word appears in the word cloud.

To create a word cloud for your report, copy and paste the text (i.e. survey comments, meeting notes, etc.) through a word cloud tool. Some commonly-used tools include: