The Role of the Office of Institutional Research in University Planning
Clover Hall, Christine Goodwin, Yuxiang Liu, Piyaporn Nawarat, Steven Glogocheski, Kathy Beier, Mary Siconolfi, Nancy Alvarez, Jeanette Awai, Nicole Husbands, Whitney Rog, Qi Sun, Erica Williamson, Mariam Abdelghany, Charles Chan, Kevin Chang, Muzna Hasan, Annie Jiang, and William Wong, Office of Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is a centralized resource to develop and provide timely, accurate, and consistent quantitative and qualitative information and analyses to internal and external constituents. We collect and disseminate data concerning the students, the University, as well as the faculty, administrators, and staff. This data is used to support St. John’s planning efforts, program reviews, outcome assessments, and proposals for external funding. We provide expertise and support to administrative and academic units in areas such as retention analysis, enrollment projects, and special studies; and initiate and support the development, administration, and analysis of outcomes related surveys. In addition, OIR publishes annual Enrollment Reports and University Fact Books, which serve as reference guides to facilitate planning and decision making efforts and satisfy the many ad hoc internal data requests as well as external data requests from governmental agencies and publications. This presentation offers insight to OIR’s role in the University’s 2008-2013 Strategic Plan and Repositioning, in addition to our regular endeavors. We will showcase our activities, tools, and resources through interactive media, posters, pamphlets, and reports. Come and learn more about the responsibilities of OIR and how we utilize data in order to better serve the St. John’s community.