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Institutional Research

Institutional Research at the University of Indianapolis features a networked approach where functional experts are located in key areas for data gathering, analysis, and to support data informed decision-making. A linked system of reporting and communication ensures that diverse needs of the campus community are met.

About Us

The Institutional Research website houses and shares data that is drawn from various sources including the Operational Data Store (ODS), Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), internal reports utilizing Cognos, and external reports (IPEDS, NSSE), to address operational needs and to inform strategic planning.

Institutional Research Steering Committee

The Institutional Research Steering Committee facilitates the selection, organization, and currency of data and all reports posted on the website. Requests for additional data can be made to the Steering Committee utilizing the request form available on this website. 

Neil Perdue, VP & Chief Operating Officer

Mary Beth Bagg, Associate Provost for Academic Systems

Mary Moore, Associate Vice President of Accreditation

Joshua Hayes, Registrar (Committee Chair)

AQIP: Developing an Institutional Data Dictionary and Identification of Reporting Needs

This project is part of a larger process to improve institutional research and access to data for decision-making across the institution. This is consistent with feedback that the University has received through participation in its Strategy Forum (2017), its Comprehensive Quality Report (2016), and its Systems Appraisal (2014) in which the need for progress was noted with respect to collecting data, analyzing and putting information to good use. Past changes in the University’s organization of institutional research going from a centralized model with one office to a decentralized model with data stewards across campus have prompted recent HLC reviewers to request clarification of the system for institutional research. This Action Project, the development of a data dictionary, is one of three projects planned to lead to the improvement of data usage and data knowledge for purposes of decision-making and reporting. The data dictionary is the first step in improving institutional research.

Functional Experts

Key functional areas with data managers include, but are not limited to,

Information Technology
Heath Mock,

Financial Aid
Enid Herrera,

Registrar’s Office
James Wilson,

Enrollment Services
Greg Smith,

Human Resources
Eric Patberg,

Andrea Stranak,

Jennifer Outlaw,

Provost’s Office
Abigail Hale,