About Institutional Research
Institutional Research & Information Mission
Institutional Research & Information (IRI) provides information management and analysis to assist planning, measurement, and evaluation of the mission and goals of UVU and its communities.
IRI Objectives (What IRI does)
- Survey, Evaluation, and Research
IRI collaborates, facilitates and conducts survey, evaluation, and research activities for and with administration, staff, faculty, and students.
- Monitoring Institutional Mission
IRI assists in monitoring progress toward the accomplishment of institutional core themes, administrative imperatives, and their related objectives. By extension, IRI supports accreditation, program review, and other self-study efforts.
- Official Reporting & Data Management
IRI oversees official institutional reporting and serves as a custodian and clearinghouse of institutional data.
- Supporting decision makers
IRI provides information for decision and planning support which both responds to and anticipates the needs of institutional leaders.
IRI Values (How IRI operates)
- Information Integrity
IRI is dedicated to providing information that is (1) accurate, (2) reliable, and (3) valid.
- Information Accessibility
Information should be (1) readily available, (2) strategically distributed to those who need it, and (3) easily understood.
- Information Applicabilty
Information should be useful in that it (1) is relevant to the decisions it informs, (2) is customized to meet the needs of the audience, and (3) is both current and timely.
IRI conducts itself (1) ethically with respect to human subjects research and privacy concerns. Care is taken to provide (2) polished and (3) consistent deliverables and a (4) collaborative, (5) positive customer experience. IRI staff engage in (6) professional development to contribute to and learn from (7) best practices.
IRI Imperative (Critical to fulfill IRI Mission and Objectives)
- Build and Maintain Organizational Capacity
IRI enhances the fulfillment of its mission, objectives, and values through the strategic development of human resources and organizational capacity.