The Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning collects, organizes and disseminates official institutional data; analyzes internal, external and peer data to support decision-making and planning; and manages the University’s institutional effectiveness and strategic planning processes.
Each area of IREP has its own mission statement:
To provide unbiased research, analysis, and reporting that employs a holistic understanding of complex university business processes in order to help promote data informed decision making of internal and external entities.
To facilitate the systematic improvement of the quality of educational programs, teaching, research, service, and administrative processes at UM.
To support integrated planning at the university, school, and departmental levels that leads to the strategic use of data in organizational decision-making.
The University of Mississippi Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning has five core values that guide our work.
All of IREP’s efforts are driven by a culture of ethical behavior and trust built upon integrity, transparency and neutrality. IREP demonstrates dependability, reliability, and accountability.
IREP recognizes the value of institutional knowledge and actionable information for facilitating good decision-making. IREP strives to foster an office and university culture that values using data to improve the effectiveness of current activities and to plan for the future.
IREP serves both our internal and external stakeholders with insight, creativity, and a dedication to responsiveness. We aim to exceed expectations and build positive relationships.
IREP values a positive and supportive team environment in which there is clarity of responsibility and vision. IREP strives to maintain an environment that values and appreciates each team member, and is committed to professional and personal development.
IREP recognizes that we are engaged in activities that are critical to the success of the institution. We strive every day to honor the value and importance of this work.