The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) collects, analyzes, organizes and disseminates data and institutional information to support the University. OIRA is also responsible for campus-wide coordination of assessment activities and assists in the development of a culture of assessment directed at continuous improvement based on data-driven decisions and adjustments.
The ongoing goals of OIRA encompass five major areas:
Data Management. Capture, audit, and maintain frozen data sets about admissions, enrolled students, course offerings, degrees awarded, faculty and staff information, and faculty load
Internal Reporting. Provide University administrators and faculty with consistent and accurate reports
External Reporting. Respond to external requirements and requests for information about the University
Research. Conduct research about aspects of the University and its external environment
Assessment. Coordinate assessment activities campus-wide