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Office of Institutional Research

About This Office

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE) has four main functions:

  1. Administrative Information Development
  2. External Reporting
  3. Management Support
  4. Policy Analysis, Evaluation, and Assessment
For information about who we are and how to reach us, click on Contact Us .


Administrative Information Development

IRPE is a major source of official data about the University. It has a shared responsibility for the development of campus administrative databases, as well as for database information management and analysis.
 

External Reporting

IRPE carries responsibility for campus compliance with external reporting requirements of the State University of New York (SUNY), the State of New York, the Federal Government, national organizations, and public and private information services.
 

Management Support

The Office provides ongoing support for campus planning, budgeting, and enrollment management activities, which meet the operational information needs of the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Chairs, and various management and planning committees within the university.
 

Policy Analysis, Evaluation, and Assessment

The Office conducts special studies and survey analyses to support campus management. Studies range from course demand analysis to educational outcomes assessment, from faculty productivity to retirement forecasting, from peer comparisons to alumni studies. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, this campus was among the first in the nation to undertake the systematic evaluation of all graduate and undergraduate programs on a regular cycle. The Office early on launched a series of model-driven cohort studies that placed Albany in the forefront of outcomes assessment research. For more information about these studies please browse our Assessment and Performance Report Abstracts .

 

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