Mission & Ethics


The mission of the Office of Research and System Effectiveness (ORSE) is the collection of data (from both internal and external sources); timely analysis, distribution, and presentation of this information for use in assessment and planning at the system level; providing pertinent information for use in decision-making and policy formulation; and complies to requests for information from state, federal and other outside agencies.


ORSE can accomplish its mission only through the highest commitment to providing a complete, accurate, and fair picture of all research topics, treating all individuals with respect, especially when they are the subjects of research. Members of the office subscribe to all points in the Connecticut Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees, Code of Ethics established by the Association for Institutional Research, and the Code of Standards and Ethics for Market, Opinion, and Social Research from the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO).

Partnerships & P20 WIN

As part the mission of the Office of Research & System Effectiveness (ORSE) to assist with the formulation of higher education policy, the office also supports connections between the Board of Regents and major policy groups such as SHEEO, NASH, the National Governors Association, Complete College America, Jobs for the Future, and Achieving the Dream. ORSE also provides primary support for Connecticut’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System, P20 WIN because CSCU is the Administrative Lead Agency for this collaboration and the P20 WIN manager is housed within ORSE.

Connecticut's Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network (P20 WIN) provides a way for agencies to share and match data securely while protecting student, worker and employer privacy. Education and workforce leaders can then have information to make decisions for improving our students and the state.

P20 WIN Website



William Gammell, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research & System Effectiveness
gammellw@ct.edu, 860-723-0054


Name Title Contact
Annie Davis Executive Assistant I davisa@ct.edu
Jan Kiehne, M.S. Senior Associate for Decision Support Resources, P20 WIN Program Manager kiehnej@ct.edu
Jesse-Douglas Mathewson, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, IPEDS Coordinator mathewsonj@ct.edu
Oscar Rivera, M.S. Sr. Programmer Analyst rivero@ct.edu