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Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) advances the University's mission by facilitating an integrated approach to institutional research, assessment, continuous improvement, and data-informed decisions in support of institutional effectiveness, teaching and learning.

Vision Statement

To exemplify a commitment to excellence by supporting a culture of evidence-based decision-making and promoting institutional improvement through collaboration and engagement.

Services Provided

Assessment

  • Development and implementation of an institution wide assessment program.
  • Consultation relating to course and program assessment.
  • Professional development for faculty and staff on assessment related topics.
  • Development of a "culture of assessment."
  • Design and administration of custom institutional and standardized national surveys.
  • Accreditation support

Institutional Research

  • Internal, external, and compliance reporting.
  • Official reporting source for all institutional data.
  • Analysis of institutional data.
  • Accreditation support.
  • Consultation relating to research design and method.
  • Design and implementation of research studies and program evaluation projects.
  • Grant proposal data support.

Decision Support/Planning

  • Participation in committees relevant to assessment, program evaluation, institutional research, strategic planning, etc.
  • Use of data to support decision-making and inform institutional strategies.
  • Data analytics and predictive modeling.
  • Institutional dashboards.
  • Data governance.