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Assessment & Institutional Research

About OAIR

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The Mission of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR) is to promote and support institutional effectiveness and data-driven decision-making processes for continuous improvement by:


• Facilitating campus-wide, systematic, ongoing, integrated, and research-based planning and assessment/evaluation practice;

• Functioning as the institution’s electronic data repository and maintaining and disseminating institutional data;

• 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.

In support of Longwood's Strategic Plan, the OAIR's primary operations cover two areas, Assessment and Institutional Research.

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Institutional Research


HB886 Compliance

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.