Office of Research, Institutional Effectiveness receives Data Quality Award

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Published: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Butler one of three Kansas colleges to win award more than once

EL DORADO, Kan. – The Butler Community College Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness, led by its associate vice president, Dr. Esam Mohammad, received the Kansas Board of Regents Data Quality Award for the second time since the award’s conception.

Butler is only one of three Kansas institutions who have ever won this award more than once.

Now in its eighth year, the award serves as a way to recognize institutions for excellence in the quality of data submitted and the timeliness of submissions. Awards are given each June to the two institutions with superior ratings, recognizing the outstanding team of professionals working to achieve exceptional results.

Data is submitted throughout the year on a number of key initiatives and metrics, and are used for a wide variety of purposes, including determining the distribution of state appropriations, informing the Board of Regents and Kansas Legislature of progress on key initiatives and strategic objectives, to comply with federal reporting requirements, and to perform research supporting higher education program improvement in Kansas.

Included on the 2020 selection committee were representatives from last year’s winning institutions, the University of Kansas and the Wichita State Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology. Other past winners include Butler Community College, Coffeyville Community College, Emporia State University, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Neosho County Community College, Pittsburg State University, Seward County Community College, Washburn University, and Washburn Institute of Technology.