Office of Institutional Research and Assessment


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is responsible for providing the university with data that supports institutional planning, policy development and informed decision making to enhance institutional effectiveness; reporting complete, accurate and reliable data to internal and external constituents; serving as a comprehensive source of information about the institution; promoting student learning and assessment for continuous improvement of pedagogy, curriculum, and instruction.

What We Do

  • Coordinate the University‚Äôs institutional effectiveness and assessment activities.
  • Gather, analyze, and communicate data in a meaningful and useful way to the campus community in support of institutional decision-making.
  • Create, analyze and interpret survey results.
  • Collect data about the University's key performance indicators.
  • Coordinate the development of a university-wide outcomes assessment.
  • Improve teaching and learning by assisting departments with program reviews and other assessment efforts.
  • Promote the use of assessment and institutional data to inform policy and programmatic decisions.
  • Coordinate assessment training for faculty and staff.
  • Complete annual reports for external agencies such as the federal and state governments and other accrediting bodies.

About the Office

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
West Annex 259


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