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Office of Institutional Research

Mission: The Institutional Research Office provides accurate and timely information, research, and assessment to the Regent University community and external constituencies.

The Office of Institutional Research serves the university and its stakeholders by offering a wide variety of institution-related data. The responsibilities of the IR Office include:

  • Function as the official source of university-related statistics for external reporting purposes by serving as the main university contact for national publishers
  • Increase the visibility and recognition of Regent’s degree programs by completing approximately 30 to 40 annual surveys for national publishers including ACT, College Board, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), Higher Education Publication Directory (HEP), Military Advanced Education (MAE), Moody’s, Peterson’s, Princeton Review, Professional Education Data Systems (PEDS), Standard & Poor’s, U.S. News & World Report, Wintergreen, etc.
  • Collaborate with individual school deans and administrators to collect information in support of national surveys
  • Produce an annual Fact Book providing a statistical overview of the university
  • Maintain the institutional research website highlighting historical and current enrollment trends, student demographics, student FTE, common data set (CDS) as well as assessment results
  • Provide timely information in support of academic and administrative decision making, planning, and policy formation
  • Assist school administrators by providing faculty and staff ratios for budgetary planning
  • Perform analysis/interpretation of data that produce various reports for the president, vice presidents, and other academic and administrative departments, and external reporting agencies as needed.
  • Provide recommendations to deans, senior administrators, the president and board of trustees based on research results and data analysis.
  • Communicate frequently with senior administrators to keep informed of all statistical data as it pertains to the overall strengths and weaknesses of the university
  • Support the Vice President for Finance through providing faculty workload reports for each semester, student credit hour data for the annual financial audit, as well as enrollment and credit hour trends for external investor reports including Moody’s, NACUBO, and Standard & Poor’s.
  • Conduct data and trend analysis, forecasting, and statistical exploration of the data to form business conclusions
  • Extract, correlate, and analyze data to prepare dashboard reports used to determine the overall health of the organization.
  • Present data and dashboard metrics in a clear and logical fashion
  • Develop profile reports illustrating enrollment growth and student demographics
  • Provide analytical support for administrative studies, reports, and accreditations
  • Serve as the main contact and coordinator for undergraduate assessments including the ETS Proficiency Profile, Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
  • Provide statistical information in support of Regent’s SACS-COC accreditation including the 4.1 student achievement report
  • Support the IE program review process through providing 3-year trends of program enrollment and course enrollment by degree program
  • Complete the annual SACS-COC institutional profile report in support of Regent’s regional accreditation
  • Serve as a member of the institutional effectiveness (IE) committee as well as a member of the SACS 4.1 sub-committee
  • Maintain institutional research memberships as well as participate in regional conferences including the Virginia Association for Management and Analysis Planning (VAMAP) and the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR)
  • Respond to a variety of information requests