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About OIR


Vision

The Office of Institutional Research will serve as the University’s “Central Intelligence Agency”, to assist and foster institutional change, conduct research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operating of institutions, and exceed expectations for excellence in serving the evolving information needs of the University community, and will be noted for its integrity, responsiveness and commitment to continuous improvement.


Mission

OIR seeks to play a key role in securing and continuing the academic excellence at the Alabama State University. The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides institutional information to support decision-making, planning, and assessment at a variety of organizational levels and to fulfill reporting requirements for external audiences.


Goals

  • Deliver data service, research, and management information in a timely manner to support the goals of academic and administrative operations to make data driven decisions
  • To ensure the academic integrity of the institution.
  • Become a key player as the information intelligent agent for the university’s policy and decision-making in strategic planning and development.
  • Maintain high level of quality, integrity, and productivity in IR data management and reporting
  • Support the University’s accountability and assessment efforts with regard to the institution’s strategic plan, state and federal reporting requirements, and accrediting agencies
  • Promote institutional studies, research, and various types of publications in the field of institutional research and postsecondary higher education


Services Provided to Internal & External Constituents

  • Provide office institutional data regarding students, courses, employees, and other important operating areas of the university.
  • Provide leadership and facilitator role in developing the institution’s data management procedure and relevant data policies.
  • Prepare office institutional data for public reviewers such as peer institution, parent and student, and alumni via ASU Fact Book, Fact Sheet, University Profile, IPEDS report, Common Data Set, and a variety of other reports and presentations
  • Respond to ad hoc information requests from academic and administrative offices, as well as external constituents
  • Support institutional data needs in the areas of grant proposals, accreditation, assessment, and self-studies
  • Provide institutional research and assessment data and data analysis to departments and units throughout the University community (administrative units, academic departments, and offices providing student support services)
  • Provide analysis about enrollment management, retention and graduation analyses on either semester or annual bases
  • Organize and conduct other institutional studies, including student, faculty, alumni experience and opinions, assessment of student academic and social engagement, and satisfaction, both independently and in collaboration with other departments
  • Serve as consultants to other University offices, departments, and individuals on institutional data collection and analysis matter (e.g. review surveys and provide feedback on survey design for students, faculty and staff)
     
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