Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, the office through which the University monitors itself. We collect data about each of the departments on campus and use it to generate reports that are used by the departments as well as the administration.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis is to serve as a centralized data source providing meaningful information for effective decision making.
Institutional Research and Analysis includes those activities directed at empirically describing and evaluating the educational, administrative, and support functions of North Dakota State University. These activities include data gathering, analyses, evaluation, summarization, and reporting.
Examples of areas of reporting include:
1) Students (admission, performance, enrollment, degree completion)
2) Organizational Information (employees, courses, degree programs)
3) Institutional Resources and Performance
The office is a reliable source for authoritative information about the institution to serve both academic and administrative functions. The Office prepares standard reports for internal and external users.
- OIRA will be administering the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) this September and October to first-year students. The CLA+ is an open-ended assessment that measures studentsí analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills. See the following links for examples of results at institutional and student levels.