What is IR?
Institutional Research is applied research of higher education institutions that supports internal decision making and external information requests.
What does IR do?
IR is an ART: Aggregation, Reduction, and Translation.
IR aggregates data and information from multiple sources to create a whole picture, reduces information noises and redundancy, analyzes relevant data to help reduce uncertainties in decision making, and translates insights from technical jargons to user-friendly messages that everyone can understand and share.
What does IR provide?
IR provides information and insights to address questions about the past, the present, and the future. More specifically, IR…
• Provides evidence-based decision support for strategic planning and institutional initiatives.
• Provides support for curricular and co-curricular assessment and educational effectiveness efforts.
• Works with faculty, administrators, and staff across the University conducting research, gathering data, and contributing to the activities of institutional assessment, program evaluation, retention studies, and student satisfaction and institutional effectiveness analysis.
• Serves as a resource for faculty, staff, and administrators, and provides support to assessment, retention, data users, and accreditation committees.
• Manages statistical reporting both internally and externally.
Who is the contact person?
Yan Xie, PhD
Assistant Provost for Institutional Research
Academic Affairs, University of Redlands
Administration Building, Suite 111B
Where to send a data or analytical request?