The Office of Institutional Research is committed to providing reliable information
to academic and administrative units in support of policy formation, planning, and
decision making. Detailed information is available to administrative officials, such
as the President, Provost, Deans, department heads, and governing boards. Aggregated
data are available for public use. The office staff invites requests for data analysis
and endeavers to honor all requests within the time constraints of the requestor.
In performance of its function, the Office of Institutional Research:
Serves as the centralized electronic repository of archived information on students,
faculty and staff.
Identifies trends that will affect resource commitments in the future.
Reports to the Tennessee Board of Regents and other agencies that monitor the activities
and assets of the University.
Produces decision-support programming and analysis for University and departmental
Provides data for surveys through its web pages.