Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

The 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’s 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.