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Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

The Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (IRPA) office works to help support the mission and strategic plans of the University. IRPA is designed to help build a systematic, clear and documented process to help measure institution wide performance.

What's New?

  • Institutional Research will be welcoming a new Data Analyst starting June 5th, 2017.  Paul Peterson comes to us from UC-Riverside with a PhD in Sociology.  Paul will be helping IR expand our services for projects such as our interactive reporting, develop new projects related to student success and alumni outcomes, and better create actionable information used in decision making across campus.  If you see Paul around campus, please make sure to introduce yourself and give him a big welcome!  
  • Secure Interactive Reporting is up and running.  Check it out at http://tableau.nmu.edu/.  To request user access, please contact Jason Nicholas, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis.
  • Institutional Research is providing much of the data used in the Strategic Resource Allocation process.  As the taskforces complete their templates and more is known about the data involved in the process, the IR site will be updated with information about how the data is created and verified.  
  • Public Interactive Reporting is available and can be accessed at http://www.nmu.edu/institutionalresearch/factbook.  Check back regularly as this area is under heavy development and content will be added regularly as it becomes available.

Data Request Process

If you’d like to submit a request for data to the Institutional Research staff, please do so through our new data request submission form. You will receive a confirmation email that your request has been submitted properly and a staff member from the office will contact you for further details. Putting this process in place allows us to review data requests and develop more streamlined processes freeing up more time for providing services!  Let us know if you have any questions.  

Submit a Data Request

Tableau <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/institutionalresearch/factbook">Interacting Reporting</a> is up and running. The Institutional Research Office closed the 2016-2017 winter semester by collecting data for <a href="http://nsse.indiana.edu">NSSE</a>, completing 16-17 IPEDs reporting, and the HLC Institutional Update.  The new data analyst will work closely with the Director of Institutional Research on an upcoming Alumni 1 & 5 year survey, NACE first destinations survey, comprehensive placement rates by dept/prog, student enrollment projections, models of student success at NMU, and deeper marker share analysis.

Institutional Research Office 

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855 

906-227-2673

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