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IRP Mission Statement:
The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), reporting to the Provost, is a partner in the University’s success. IRP serves as the official source of institutional data to support strategic planning, budgeting, accreditation, and assessment needs within the University.
IRP staff handle internal and external requests for data and mandatory reports to state and federal agencies, as well as providing consultation for complex research projects, student success initiatives, strategic planning, and assessment.
IRP follows best practices as set in the "Code of Ethics and Professional Practice" by the Association for Institutional Research, the premier international organization for institutional researchers serving in higher education.
IRP Vision Statement:
Goal #1:Enhance Data Use and Access: IRP strives to become the go-to destination for institutional decision support services for all units of the university and external bodies. We provide accurate and timely data and analysis within the community. We aim to meet a variety of needs using up-to-date data standards to facilitate accurate collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data.
Goal #2: Grow Collaboration: The IRP office welcomes collaboration with faculty, staff, and administration to grow our mission. IRP will develop effective working relationships with offices serving students. IRP will support data governance by establishing a Data Council to support continuous review of our data standards and create partnerships among offices.
Goal #3: Support Accreditation and Assessment: IRP aligns accreditation and assessment efforts with the SACS Accreditation Liaison that articulate the knowledge, skills and dispositions that UD expects students to develop while enrolled. IRP will stay current with best practices through coordination with local and federal accreditation entities.
Office: Cardinal Farrell Hall - Provost's Office, Room 225
Phone: (972) 721-4091 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org