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
Key Performance Indicator Dashboard Updated
The Office of Institutional Research has updated and reformatted the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard. The new KPI dashboard has the same data, but in a cleaner format and with more easily visible trends. It includes 6 years of data on a wide variety of measures that Western uses to help evaluate success including measures such as enrollment, diversity, years to degree, retention, and admissions numbers. The new dashboard allows users to hover over a specific point on the graph for more information and click through four pages of available data. The dashboard can also be downloaded as a PDF or JPEG file for use in other reports. Click on the link to the right under “Quick Links” to view the dashboard.
Help us welcome Karen Frankenfeld to the Office of Institutional Research! She is a research analyst who will be working on the office’s website, the Fact Book, and reporting. Stop by and meet her in Old Main 475.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.