Welcome to Institutional Research
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is the official source for information pertaining to the institution. Data concerning LeMoyne-Owen College, including its students, courses, personnel, programs, and facilities as well as relevant external data are available from our office. We are responsible for campus compliance to external reporting to agencies such as the National Center for Education Statistics, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. We also respond to numerous requests from college guidebooks and magazine publishers.
Internally, the information we collect is used to support planning, policy development, research and decision-making. As such, we provide many routine and ad hoc reports to academic administrators, administrative officers, and other members of the College community.
The Office of Institutional Research, which reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, plays an integral part in evaluating the effectiveness of the university through the assessment process and dissemination of assessment results to improve institutional effectiveness.
What is Institutional Research?
Four basic activities describe institutional research:
• Collecting data about the performance of an institution
• Collecting data about the environment of an institution
• Analyzing and interpreting the collected data
• Transforming and interpreting data analyses into information that can be used to support the institutional planning, set institutional policies, and make academic and management decisions.
What kinds of data are available?
General and historical
Data about students (enrollment and credit hour data, demography, and degrees awarded)
Faculty and staff demography
Facilities and associated utilization
Who may have access to these data?
Summaries and analysis are available to LOC administrators, faculty, or staff in academic or support units needing information for publicity, presentations, reports, grants and contracts, public relations, news releases, or other legitimate university functions.