Institutional Research & AssessmentPROVIDING INFORMATION & RESEARCH TO THE CAMPUS & COMMUNITY On this website you will find university information and research we provide to members of the campus and community about enrollment, student characteristics, degrees, faculty and staff, campus survey results, and assessment of student learning.Decorative Image

Mission and Goals

Mission:

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at IU Southeast supports institutional processes through which information about institutional effectiveness and student learning is consistently and routinely gathered and used to improve student learning and guide institutional decisions. OIRA provides information and research about the university’s students, faculty, staff, programs, facilities and environment to the campus community and institutional stakeholders.

Goals:

  • Promote a culture of evidence at IU Southeast by providing accurate and timely research and analysis of institutional data to the campus community for the purpose of improving student learning and guiding institutional decisions.
  • Support institutional assessment through the development and administration of assessment tools, such as paper-based and electronic surveys and forms, and the analysis and interpretation of data collected. Increase the efficiency of these efforts by training users to create tools, improving self-sufficiency.
  • Support program assessment by assisting programs and faculty with development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of their assessment programs. Improve academic and institutional assessment programs through best practice suggestions and implementation.
  • Provide coordination and support for research projects with institution-wide impact, including such activities as program evaluation, retention studies, market share analysis, and admissions.
  • Facilitate data management through the maintenance of various databases and census files for longitudinal studies and statistical analyses and coordination of data file development with system-wide institutional research offices.
  • Become more proactive in assessment and reporting by anticipating needs and developing tools to improve distribution of data and results when it is needed to guide decisions, making relevancy the priority.

Staff Contact List

Tanlee Wasson
Director of OIRA
(812) 941-2293
tawasson@ius.edu

Ron Severtis
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
(812) 941-2148
rseverti@ius.edu

Doug Kerr
Programmer/Analyst
(812) 941-2441
rdkerr@ius.edu

Rick O’Bryan
Data Analysis & Assessment Assistant
(812) 941-2197
seinstra@ius.edu

Taryn Goller
Data Analysis & Assessment Assistant
(812) 941-2197
oiradp@ius.edu

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