Appropriate and timely decision-making is absolute when it comes to the success and progress of any organization. It is the belief of the Department of Institutional Research & Effectiveness that validated and reliable data are the essence of rational and effective decision support and analysis, which ultimately promotes good decision-making. This department embraces the use of data and strives to educate all stakeholders about the benefits of using data for success in today's environment.
Data are a core product of the Department of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (DIRE). As such, a tremendous responsibility comes with providing validated and reliable data. In order to provide quality input, the following values are instilled in our daily routines:
All practices are methodical, research-based, and relevant to the needs of the institution.
To their fullest extent, all data will be explained in full to ensure the process and practice for which the research was conducted is clear, succinct, and understood
For all data that is requested from stakeholders of the institution for reporting needs, the processes to gather these data will be as simple and transparent as possible
For all functions, processes, and reporting completed by DIRE, there is a consistent push for accurate, precise, and timely results
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