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Research

Berkshire Community College (BCC) provides applied research opportunities for students and faculty in collaboration with local community, regional, state and national partners, linking academic endeavors to solve community problems.

Students learn research methodology, develop original projects and may participate in local and professional workshops and conferences, while using research skills that better prepare them for future educational endeavors.

For example, BCC’s ~200-acre campus provides unique opportunity to conduct species-level field research in which students monitor and map habitat use of various rare species. Students may also conduct policy-relevant psychology and sociology research, and may present their work at professional conferences or publish in scientific journals.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE)

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) is two fold:

  1. To promote educational effectiveness throughout Berkshire Community College by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data concerning students, faculty and staff, educational programs, administrative and support services, and institutional planning, policy development and decision making;
  2. To promote continuous improvement of student learning through assessment across all academic programs, facilitating the assessment process, and providing support to all college departments with their assessment efforts.

Contact Us & Request Data

Do you need any help with:

  • Accreditation and Program Review?
  • Research and Survey Design?
  • Data Management and Data Analysis?

Contact Us

Specific Project in mind?

Please fill out our Data Request Form and we will follow up with you.

Data Request Form

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

For those wishing to conduct human subjects research at BCC, there are certain steps one must follow to adhere to the Code of Federal Regulations.

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an autonomous and independent board that implements a research review process established within the Code of Federal Regulations to ensure that human subjects research complies with federal regulations, institutional policies and ethical standards.

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