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Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research

OPAIR Mission and Goals

The mission of the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research (OPAIR) is to offer timely, usable, data and analysis to facilitate decision-making throughout the institution, and to respond to external reporting requirements.

OPAIR achieves this mission by:

  • Working collaboratively with University constituents to ensure that the data and analyses provided meets their needs for planning and assessing institutional effectiveness.  
  • Providing leadership in developing and coordinating the implementation of a planning and assessment culture
  • Coordinating institutional assessments and developing an effective survey schedule and process to meet institutional, school/college and departmental needs.
  • Meeting reporting requirements from external sources including those mandated by federal, state, local, and regional and specialty accrediting organizations, and external organizations such as published rankings.

OPAIR adheres to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR).


Adopted August, 2016