Institutional Effectiveness

Data is the backbone of WCTC’s research-based decision-making processes, and the Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) unit provides essential information and analysis for improving the College’s efficiency and effectiveness. IRE’s primary responsibilities include: 

  • Institutional research
  • Long-range strategic planning 
  • New program development
  • Program modifications
  • Program and service unit quality reviews
  • State and federal mandated reporting 
  • Tracking and maintaining performance metrics 
  • Benchmarking college outcomes
  • Supporting accountability (e.g., outcomes-based funding)
  • Data dashboard
  • Institutional Review Board functions
  • Supporting data collection processes
  • Providing support to college units (e.g. conducting surveys, focus groups and other qualitative and quantitative research)

These efforts allow WCTC to respond to a rapidly changing and complex landscape of lifelong education and workforce development. 


Current I.R.E. Surveys

Surveys for Other Departments at WCTC

For participation in all types of research, I.R.E. subscribes to the following privacy standards:

Privacy Statement for Research/Survey Participation

WCTC values all contributions to our research efforts. Institutional Research and Effectiveness will take every reasonable step to protect the privacy of participants in our research. As a participant, an individual's identity will not be revealed to any third parties, inside the college or in the community-at-large, unless the individual provides expressed written consent to do so. Responses are only used to create aggregated profiles of other, similar respondents who have taken the same survey. In the event that there are so few responses from a given segment of the survey population that responses might be recognizably associated with an individual, either directly or indirectly, those responses will be aggregated into a larger grouping or withheld altogether.


WCTC’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) unit tracks, monitors and reports performance data.

Our Team

Viktor Brenner, Ph.D. | Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness | 262.691.5577

Jean Furstenberg | Administrative Assistant | 262.691.5479

Ann Krause-Hanson, Ph.D. | Provost | 262.691.5207

David Schubot, Ph.D. | Program Development and Evaluation Coordinator | 262.691.5173

Sydney Tylke, MS | IRE Research Technician | 262.691.5158

Indira Vadapally, MS | Business Intelligence Coordinator | 262.691.5170

Dawn Voigt, Ph.D. | Program Development and Evaluation Coordinator | 262.691.7825