Assessment & Institutional Research
The Mission of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR) is to promote campus-wide vigorous self-regulation and continuous improvement by:
Engaging in systematic, ongoing, integrated, research-based planning and assessment/evaluation practice
Facilitating program/service review and assessments
Developing and maintaining the institution's electronic data repository
Coordinating the development of reports to ensure the university and its programs satisfy the requirements established by the federal, the state, the regional accreditation, as well as various types of specialized professional accreditation agencies.
- To function as the information repository of the institution by collecting and disseminating university data;
- To report the institutional data to meet the requirements of the federal, state, regional accrediting agencies, and to meet the needs of the executive administration, division, college, and department/program in their decision making;
- To analyze the institutional data to support the university's strategic planning, annual planning, and assessment;
- To coordinate the university wide assessment activities to ensure the activities are aligned with the accountability requirements that are requirements developed by SACS, SCHEV, and various specialized professional accrediting agencies;
- To function as communicator to conduct and promote better communication within and between the units;
- To provide consultation in research methodology.
What is HB 886?
HB (House Bill) 886 was adopted during the regular sessions of the General Assembly in 2014. The bill requires SCHEV to disseminate to each public high school and each institution of higher education in the Commonwealth for which the Council has student-level data a link on its website to certain published postsecondary education and employment data. Further, it requires each institution of higher education to provide the link and each local school board to provide annual notice on its website to each enrolled high school student and his parents about the availability of such data.