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Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment

The mission of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment is to provide high quality, accurate and timely statistical information and analytical studies to campus leaders and decision-makers in support of evidence-based planning, evaluation and assessment.

Our mission objectives

  • Serve as the primary source for campus, academic unit and student profile statistical summaries, making information easily accessible and widely available to the campus community
  • Support the campus’s enrollment management goals and related planning objectives by maintaining near-term and long-term enrollment projection models and conducting statistical studies of yield for admitted undergraduate students
  • Provide data and support to departments undergoing Academic Program Review, including support for the assessment of program learning outcomes and associated reporting activities
  • Coordinate, design, conduct and analyze surveys of UC Santa Barbara students, alumni, faculty and staff to enhance institutional effectiveness or to support campus planning initiatives
  • Provide expert consultation to others on campus who are conducting research for the purpose of institutional planning or evaluation, including aspects of research design, statistical analysis, and reporting of results
  • Provide timely responses to regular and ad hoc requests for institutional data and analyses
  • Develop and maintain processes to ensure the accuracy, reliability and consistency of institutional research data and reports
  • Comply with Federal, State, Regional Accreditation (WASC) and UC System reporting requirements
  • Promote the appropriate and ethical use of campus data