Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

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).


IRPE Staff Directory

Senior Director of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
rcreel@troy.edu  
334-670-3496

Director of Research
kbrink@troy.edu
334-670-3113

Director of Assessment & Compliance
whuckabee@troy.edu 
334-670-3873

Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness

aewilliamson@troy.edu 
334-808-6597
 

Coordinator for Institutional Surveys 
bdenison@troy.edu 
334-808-6755 
 

Coordinator for Compliance Records
cvtmanning@troy.edu 
334-670-5916
 

Research Analyst
jmerklin@troy.edu
334-670-3314

Administrative Secretary
clotierzo@troy.edu 
334-670-3803


 

IRPE Project Calendar

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August

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - FICA Survey
  • ACHE - Retirement Survey
  • ACHE - Sponsored Research Expenditures
  • ACHE - Supplemental Facilities Inventory Form
  • ACHE - Summer Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Enrollment
  • Census Data Reporting - Mobility Reports
  • Graduating Senior Survey
  • New Student Survey
  • Proficiency Profile Academic Year Report
  • Ad hoc reports

 

September

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - Preliminary Fall Enrollment
  • ACHE Student Database - Summer Enrollment
  • US News and World Report - Best Colleges
  • US News and World Report - Best Graduate Nursing Schools
  • US News and World Report - Best Online Bachelor’s Programs Survey
  • US News and World Report - Best Online Criminal Justice Master’s Programs
  • US News and World Report - Best Online Education Master’s Programs
  • US News and World Report - Best Online Master’s in Business 
  • US News and World Report - Best Online MBA Programs
  • US News and World Report - Best Online Nursing Master’s Programs
  • Ad hoc reports

 

October

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - Facilities Master Plan
  • ACHE Student Database - Summer (Initial) Completions
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - Fall Collection - 12-month Enrollment
  • IPEDS - Fall Collection - Completions
  • IPEDS - Fall Collection - Institutional Characteristics
  • Moody's Investor Service - Annual Public College/University Tuition Survey
  • State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS) - Quarterly Performance Report, 4th Quarter
  • Census Data Reporting - Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Enrollment
  • Census Data Reporting - Mobility Reports
  • Common Dataset (CDS)
  • Ad hoc reports

 

November

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - Fall Credit Hour Production
  • ACHE Student Database - Summer (Final) Completions
  • CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey
  • Standard & Poors (S&P) Global - Public University Questionnaire
  • Fact  Site update
  • Holistic Outcomes Measurement & Effectiveness Reporting (HOMER)
  • Student Outcome Measures Report
  • Ad hoc reports

 

December

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Meeting
  • Ad hoc reports

 

January

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Student Database - Fall Enrollment
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
  • State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS) - Quarterly Performance Report, 1st Quarter
  • Census Data Reporting - Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Enrollment
  • Census Data Reporting - Mobility Reports
  • Ad hoc reports

 

February

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Chronicle Guidance GRE
  • College Board
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - Winter Collection - 200% Graduation Rates 
  • IPEDS - Winter Collection - Admissions
  • IPEDS - Winter Collection - Graduation Rates
  • IPEDS - Winter Collection - Outcome Measures
  • IPEDS - Winter Collection - Student Financial Aid
  • NSF Graduate Student Survey
  • Peterson Graduate Survey
  • Peterson Undergraduate Survey
  • Princeton Review CDS & RDS
  • Ad hoc reports

 

March

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Meeting
  • Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) - Retention Survey 
  • Open Doors - International Student Census
  • Wintergreen Orchard House Survey of Four-Year Colleges and Universities
  • Census Data Reporting - Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Enrollment
  • Census Data Reporting - Mobility Reports
  • Graduating Senior Survey
  • New Student Survey
  • Ad hoc reports

 

April

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) - Spring Collection - Academic Libraries
  • IPEDS - Spring Collection - Fall Enrollment
  • IPEDS - Spring Collection - Finance
  • IPEDS - Spring Collection - Human Resources
  • State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS) - Quarterly Performance Report, 2nd Quarter
  • Associates Degree Survey
  • Graduating Senior Survey
  • HOMER Executive Summaries
  • International Student Survey
  • Ad hoc reports

 

May

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - Spring Credit Hour Production
  • Peterson’s Financial Aid
  • US News and World Report - Finance Survey
  • US News and World Report - Financial Aid Survey
  • US News and World Report - Main Survey
  • Census Data Reporting - Credit Hour Production
  • Census Data Reporting - Enrollment
  • Census Data Reporting - Mobility Reports
  • Ad hoc reports

 

June

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Meeting
  • ACHE - SREB E-Learning Survey
  •  Ad hoc reports

 

July

  • Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) - Building Inventory
  • ACHE - Land Inventory Survey
  • ACHE - Space by Category Forms, Part A, B & C
  • ACHE - Tuition & Fees
  • ACHE Student Database - Spring Enrollment
  • State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS) - Quarterly Performance Report, 3rd Quarter
  • Academic Program Grid/Application updates
  • Associates Degree Survey
  • Graduating Senior Survey
  • International Student Survey
  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) [every 3 years]
  • RNL Student Satisfaction Survey [every 3 years]
  • RNL Adult/Online Surveys [every 3 years]
  • Student Outcome Measures Report
  • Ad hoc reports