PURPOSE OF THE OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides University of Detroit Mercy leadership with information that will assist in guiding the institution in the 21st century. The Office of Institutional Research coordinates the gathering, compilation, analysis and dissemination of data in order to provide unbiased, impartial, accurate, consistent, timely information for decision making and policy formation. The Office of Institutional Research monitors the qualitative and quantitative measures of the University’s fulfillment of its mission.
The Essential Tasks of the Office of Institutional Research
- Maintain both historical and comparative data on the institution
- Ensure compliance in the submission of mandated statistical and evaluative reports for:
the Department of Education at the federal and state levels;
and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
- Participate in the design, development and maintenance of the TitanConnect integrated enterprise system conjunction with ITS, the Registrar’s Office and other offices.
- Serve as a resource for statistical information for the planning and accreditation efforts of the colleges and schools within the University
- Act as a resource of information to the Vice President for Academic Affairs on HLC/NCA policy and procedural changes.
- Assure the accuracy/consistency of data going out of the University by acting as a clearinghouse for questionnaires, surveys and reports from outside constituencies.
- Design, conduct and evaluate survey research and evaluative studies.
- Engage in environmental scanning.
- Engage in professional development.
- Ad hoc reporting as needed