The Office of

Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Institutional Research collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates institutional data to provide relevant information and support effective decision making for the administration, faculty, and staff. Institutional Research is responsible for the official reporting of institutional data to state and federal entities.

The Institutional Research office oversees university-wide accreditation (SACSCOC), assessment, and institutional research and provides support for the Wiley College strategic planning process.
Institutional Effectiveness staff have expertise in a variety of areas and are available as a resource to the university community on topics such as:

  • Higher education trends and issues
  • Survey development
  • Data collection and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Conducting research to address emerging issues and to provide strategic information to assess and strengthen institutional performance

Institutional effectiveness is the systematic, explicit, and documented process of measuring institutional performance against mission in all aspects of an institution. (SACSCOC Resource Manual, May 2012, p 13)