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
OIR will be offering two sessions on how to use the university Fact Book. These 45 minute sessions will give an overview of the Fact Book, how to navigate different sections, which reports to use to answer common questions, and will have time for questions and answers. OIR is also looking for feedback on what reports would be helpful additions to the Fact Book. These sessions are designed for all current faculty and staff. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Friday, May 12th – 2pm – CF 231
- Tuesday, May 16th – 9am – MH 135
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.