Mission Statement

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for collecting and analyzing institutional research data, facilitating and supporting research activities among members of the university community, and reporting and disseminating information useful for establishing policies and making decisions.

Specifically, ORA

  • conducts studies and provides information requested by administration, departments, faculty, staff, and student groups on topics relevant to the university
  • responds to requests from federal, state, and local agencies for data and statistical information on the university
  • participates in comparative, peer-institution studies
  • collaborates with administrative and academic units in designing research and preparing grants and contracts
  • informs the university community about results of studies through regularly published reports, summaries, and updates

Data Scene

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The CIRP Freshman Survey was administered on September 5, 2017. The survey collects data on incoming students' background characteristics, high school experiences, and attitudes, behaviors, and expectations for college. We will share an infographic as soon as the data become available. Thanks to all who participated - we had a response rate of 71.5%!

A special thanks to the following staff members who helped proctor the survey this year: Yoly Anderson, Kate Bellingar, Rich Jazdzewski, and Cathy Kaye (all from Health and Wellness), Ty Collins (Career Services), and Caitlin Weihing (Research Administration). Thanks to Amy Uecke, Jody Fraleigh, and Vickie Groth for their behind the scenes assistance. Thank you to all of the student proctors!  

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