Purpose & Vision

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the Institutional Research, Analytics, and Reporting (IRAR) provides a broad spectrum of services to all internal departments and external bodies as necessary. IRAR is responsible for the official collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data on topics such as enrollment, retention and graduation rates, faculty and staff characteristics, instructional and programmatic costs and productivity, financial peer comparisons, and other data for the purpose of providing accurate information to support transparent, evidence-based planning and decision making and a culture of assessment.

IRAR also provides decision support and guidance to many entities on campus with the goal of evaluating the success of academic and co-curricular student-support programs and their role in retention and learning outcomes. IRAR responds to data requests from the campus community for compliance, for comparisons, for assessment of current strategies, and for help with formulating goals and objectives, analyzing data, planning and designing processes, and establishing performance metrics and benchmarks.