Welcome to Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning

Our mission is to support the university mission by providing reliable, actionable data and guidance to facilitate a culture of continuous improvement.

The main functions of IREP include:

  1.  Gathering data and transforming it into information
  2.  Disseminating accurate information to University administrators
  3.  Providing services to administration, faculty, staff, and students
  4.  Responding promptly to data requests
  5.  Building surveys to improve university governance and management.

Our office consists of three major divisions:

  • Institutional Research unbiased research, analysis, and reporting that employs a holistic understanding of complex university business processes to promote data-informed decision making of internal and external entities.
  • Institutional Effectiveness facilitates the systematic improvement of the quality of educational programs, teaching, research, service, and administrative processes.
  • Planning supports integrated planning at the university, school, and departmental levels that leads to the strategic use of data in organizational decision making.
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