Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness

The Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE) offices provide 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 (SACS-COC), members of the IRPE staff serve as liaisons with ACHE and with SACS-COC.

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 Institutional Effectiveness Core Requirement 2.5 and Comprehensive Standard 3.3 of The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) are met by Troy University.

John Dew, Ed.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration

Troy University Institutional Research Planning and Effectiveness (IRPE)
231 Adams Administration Building
Troy, AL 36082
Phone: 334-670-3803
Fax: (334) 670-3815
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