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Office of Institutional Research & 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


  • 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