Office of Institutional Research & Assessment

Office Mission

The fundamental mission of the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment is to collect, analyze, and disseminate information for decision-making, assessment, enrollment management, and planning activities that support the realization of Becker’s strategic vision. In this capacity, IR&A assumes primary responsibility for analyzing and interpreting data about the performance of the College.

Becker College is an institution on the rise. Enrolling approximately 1,700 students annually, from around the country and across the globe, Becker offers students a transformational learning experience rooted in academic excellence, creative expression, and social responsibility.

IR&A Staff

Director

Vera Mauk is the Director in the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment at Becker College. She joined the Becker Community in 2015 with more than a decade of applied research experience. Ms. Mauk worked as the associate director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; as the senior research analyst at The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass.; as a professional expert at Los Angeles Unified School District’s Program Evaluation and Research Branch (PERB); as an observer for Public/Private Ventures; data liaison for Policy Studies Associates; and as a research associate at Pomona College. She earned her master’s degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stonehill College.

Assistant Directors

Narine Hakobyan is the Assistant Director in the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment at Becker College. She joined the Becker Community in 2016 with almost 20 years of research experience and training in Higher Education. Mrs. Hakobyan has her Master’s in Political Science and International Affairs from the American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia and a Bachelor’s of Science in Cybernetics from Yerevan State Engineering University, Yerevan, Armenia.

Research Analyst

Stephanie Vega is the Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment at Becker College. She joined the Becker Community in 2019 with eight years of research experience. Mrs. Vega has earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Worcester State University.

For more information, contact:
Office of Institutional Research & Assessment
Becker College
61 Sever St.
Worcester, MA 01609
ir@becker.edu
508.373.9768