Commencement 2023 Information

Commencement 2023 Information


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research supports the university’s mission and institutional learning outcomes by providing the information needed to support data informed decision-making and by providing leadership for the university’s assessment and accreditation efforts.


  • To provide timely and accurate reporting of institutional data to internal and external audiences.
  • To provide information, guidance, and analytic support to the University’s faculty, staff, and administrators for purposes of informed decision making and planning.
  • To provide institutional support and guidance for assessment and accreditation activities.


  • To submit all mandated federal and state reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To provide data support for institutional grant applications.
  • To provide assistance to campus stakeholders for research-related activities, including research design, statistical analysis, and reporting of results.
  • To produce the annual Factbook and Common Data Set, which provide a readily accessible summary of key institutional data points.
  • To respond in a timely and accurate manner to ad hoc data requests by institutional stakeholders.
  • To coordinate the design, development, deployment and analysis of institutional surveys.
  • To work with academic departments to ensure effective measurement and reporting of student learning outcomes.
  • To provide data support for institutional and departmental accreditation activities.
  • To coordinate institutional activities directed toward maintaining compliance with the requirements of the Higher Learning Commission.
  • To provide institutional data for external organizations and various proprietary surveys as appropriate.