Welcome to Institutional Research
It is the mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis at Schreiner University to effectively collect, analyze, and disseminate data and information in support of operation management and decision-making, and to support the tactical and strategic planning processes at the university.
To fulfill this mission, the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis accepts the following major roles for the institution:
- Serves as the University's clearinghouse for all external reports. This includes reports to the Board of Trustees and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, annual reports to the Federal Government, and special requests for information about the institution, which may be directed to the President or other officers of the University.
- Stores and analyzes data, performs key studies, secures and provides relevant management information, coordinates and shares data, and serves as the official institutional source for data and analytical information about the University.
- Serves as the principal source for data and information which support institutional planning, policy formation, communication, and decision-making.
The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis routinely produces many analytical reports including, but not limited to: student satisfaction surveys and analyses; faculty/staff surveys and analyses, course evaluation outcomes, retention/attrition and graduation rate studies; enrollment analysis studies; and all analysis generated by submitting data to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Surveys of Enrollment, Finance, Graduation Rates, Human Resources, and Outcomes.
The planning and decision support ability of the office are unique in several ways: (1) access to data and information across functional areas; (2) understanding of the data, information, and decision making needs of the University's administration, and (3) the technical and analytical skills of the staff that enable them to deliver relevant information. By integrating external data reporting requirements with internal decision support activities, the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis has increased the value of the University data in both functions and has presented data help extend useful and relevant information utilized by University stakeholders. This approach is reinforced by collaborative efforts of multiple departments in many of the major operational areas of Schreiner University, including budgeting, strategic planning, enrollment, and student success initiatives.