The Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR) was established in 2010, uniting under one umbrella the functions of strategic and integrated planning, physical planning, institutional research, and enterprise risk management.
OPIR is responsible for providing university leadership with information to support institutional planning, policy formation and analysis, and decision-making. The Office of Planning and Institutional Research provides or oversees:
senior-level staff support for strategic planning
campus planning and physical planning, including facilities planning through schematic design
institutional research and decision support services
enterprise risk management
internal and external data reporting
The mission of the Office of Planning and Institutional Research is to provide official, accurate and unbiased information and analysis about the university. This is accomplished this by:
Advocating for quality and integrity of data
Conducting research studies and analysis on issues of importance to the University
Organizing, administering and reporting on population surveys of university constituencies
Serving as a resource to community members in need of data/facts about the university
Supporting the assessment efforts of the university
Responding to external requests for information (e.g. college guides)
Providing university data as required by government agencies
Description taken from the OPIR website 8/22/16.