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Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

To inspire inquiry that leads to the best educational experience possible

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Welcome to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Our unit is committed to providing data that supports decision making and planning at Western University of Health Sciences. The information we collect, analyze, and report assists campus assessment and accreditation activities, helps the university meet external reporting requirements, and reinforces the use of data for continuous quality improvement.

The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is staffed by a talented group of individuals who use their varied skills to supply our audience with information that is timely, relevant, and easy to understand. We hope that you take the time to explore our website. Thank you very much for visiting.
  • Mission

    To facilitate decision-making through data and analytics, to help maximize academic, operational, and strategic success, and to foster a culture of evidence through accreditation standards and policies

  • Vision

    To inspire inquiry that leads to the best educational experience possible

  • Values
    • Customer Service: We provide a high level of service by taking steps to ensure we completely meet the needs of our clients. We communicate professionally, carefully evaluate requests, ask questions and deliver custom solutions in an efficient fashion.
    • Data Integrity: We implement sound strategies for collecting, analyzing, and delivering accurate information and analyses to customers and stakeholders.
    • Teamwork: We inspire and respect each other as individuals and for what each member contributes to the team. We are supportive of each other’s efforts and work together to achieve our shared mission.
    • Professional Growth: We allocate time and resources to develop professional knowledge, skills and scholarly activity for the advancement of higher education research.
  • Policies

    The IRE informs and protects the confidentiality of those that participate and contribute data to IRE. Where applicable, IRE is committed to preserving data in compliance with federal and state law.

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    Our Services

    What services do you provide? If you need assistance with any of the services below please complete the IRE Service Request form. Your request will be assigned to a research analyst according to priority and IRE workload.

    Survey Development
    Survey Administration
    Survey Report
    Data Request
    Data Analysis
    Accreditation Support
    Program Review Support
    Focus Groups

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who do I contact for assistance with one of the above listed services?

    Complete the IRE Service Request form. Your request will be assigned to a research analyst according to priority and IRE workload.

  • Where can I find student demographic data?

    You can find university & college student demographic data on our academic outcomes site as well as graduation rates, placement & retention data.

  • We are interested in conducting a program review. Where can we find more information on the process?

    You can learn about the process, schedule, and find documents under our section entitled program review.

  • Where can I find information related to WSCUC and professional accreditation?

    You can learn more about the different types of accreditation and processes at our Accreditation site.

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    Newsletter

    Descriptives, published semiannually by the office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness (IRE), is aimed at highlighting our staff and our work, as well as providing updates on WesternU and accreditation. We hope that you find this newsletter informative and helpful.