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Office of Institutional Research

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 06-MWalB00185A

Scope and Contents

This collection contains institutional research results either written by Brandeis staff or commissioned from outside research funds.  The files includes both final results and raw data on topics such as faculty and staff recruitment, affirmative action, student satisfaction, student housing and health services, and student enrollment.


  • 1993-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 0000-06-22

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance wtih the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Office of Institutional Research originated within the Office of the Registrar.  At that time, the University Registrar served as both registrar and institutional researcher.  Once the registrar functions expanded to full-time, the Office of Institutional Research was reorganized into the Office of Management Research and Analysis (MRA) in 1997.  The new office was established and overseen by Peter French, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to carry out the university's institutional research function.  MRA's first director was Barbara Timko, who hired Institutional Research Coordinator, Sarah Parrott, in 1999.  In 2000 Jean Eddy, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, assumed leadership of MRA, which was renamed the Office of Institutional Research (OIR).  The office provided consultation, analysis, and communication of pertinent information to inform and assist senior management and other university constituents in their strategic planning and decision-making processes.  The work of Institutional Research falls into three main categories: coordination of data collection for external surveys and information requests from publishers; campus surveys, in both electronic and paper format; and admissions and financial aid data preparation and analysis (enrollment management). In 2010 a new office was created at Brandeis which merged OIR with other functions, The Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIR). Dan Feldman became the Vice President for Planning and Institutional Research. Please see the finding aid for the OPIR for records created as of 2010.


0.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

7.00 Cubic Feet

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Arranged in one series: 1. Reports, 1993-2004. The materials are organized chronologically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Accruals and Additions

Seven cubic feet of unprocessed addenda acquired 3/24/04

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Lisa C. Long and Karen Adler Abramson
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections