Institutional Research

"Institutional Research is research leading to improved understanding, planning and operating of institutions of postsecondary education." 

          - Association of Institutional Research (AIR)

Contact Information:

Kathleen Otto 
Kathleen Otto
Institutional Research Director
580.628.6448

Goals and Mission

Mission
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is to collect, analyze, and disseminate data as needed for faculty, staff, and administration purposes of internal benchmarking, grant applications, and external reports required by state regents, accrediting agencies and other constituencies.

Goals
In fulfilling the mission the following items need to be continually strove for:

  • Timely dissemination

  • Accurate data collection

  • Actionable information

  • Enhanced decision making for assessment practices

  • Advancement of Institutional Mission

Services
Prepare customized data queries for grants and other institutional needs

  • Provide annual institutional snapshots and other summary reports to assist with strategic planning

  • Coordinate surveys of employees, students, and alumni

  • Conduct research projects and analyses for the purpose of supporting administrative decisions and improving instructional programs and student success

  • Coordinate co-curricular assessment

  • Respond to data needs for state and regional accreditation requirements