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