Western’s Office of Institutional Research (OIR) supports institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision making through the development and dissemination of accurate and timely data, reports, and analysis. The OIR is committed to providing support and expertise for the evaluation and support of assessment activities and data analysis to administrative and academic departments to inform and assist institutional decision-making and planning throughout the university.
The OIR provides analysis and reporting on student characteristics and academic performance, retention and persistence, accountability, classroom utilization, access issues, program evaluation, and support for Western’s student data warehouse. Also the OIR produces extensive quarterly reporting on student enrollment, credit hour production, and faculty.
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NEWS AND EVENTS
College Annual Reports
The Office of Institutional Research has annotated the annual report template from the Provost’s Office to indicate where requested data from Section A can be found on the Fact Book. Additional questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OIR offers several sessions on how to use various aspects of the Fact Book which can be tailored for specific offices/departments. Contact us at email@example.com to schedule a training. Scheduled campus-wide trainings will appear here on our website. You can see handouts from these trainings and videos on the Fact Book in the Data Tutorials section of our website.
This report shows a visual representation of the increase/decrease of specific majors over time. Hovering over different majors will give more detailed information of the year, share, and total graduates.
This dashboard shows the Key Performance Indicators (KPI). These metrics are critical in evaluating WWU's long term goals financially and non-financially.
This report visualizes and details the retention rates between students of color and attempts to explain trends.
This report shows trends in enrollment over several academic years. Users can filter by student class level, funding source, and residency status as well as see the percent change in enrollment from year to year.