About the IRPE Office
The Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE) office provides the services needed by Troy University for the primary functions of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness. Institutional research requires that analyses, reports, and surveys be prepared for the University, federal agencies, state agencies and other external agencies; that a facilities inventory be maintained; and that relevant University information be published online for ready access by University personnel.
Institutional planning requires the coordination of activities for annual and strategic planning as well as the provision of data, statistics, and information to assist in planning and decision making. To ensure that planning coincides with expectations of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), members of the IRPE staff assist the University's liaisons with ACHE and with SACSCOC.
Institutional effectiveness requires that IRPE coordinate all aspects of the effectiveness process including establishment of expected outcomes and verification that University programs and services assess expected outcomes, plan accordingly, and provide evidence of improvements based on the effectiveness process. To aid in providing assessment of outcomes, the IRPE office assists with general studies assessment, satisfaction surveys of students, and some Major Field Tests. The IRPE staff works to ensure that Troy University maintains compliance with The Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).