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Vision Statement

Elevate inquiry to empower effective decision making.

Mission Statement

As stewards and reporters of institutional and assessment data, IREP educates stakeholders, facilitates decision-making, and fuels continuous improvement in pursuit of the university mission.

IREP includes three key areas:

Institutional Research

Provides unbiased research, analysis, and reporting that employs a holistic understanding of complex university business processes to promote data-informed decision making of internal and external entities.

Institutional Effectiveness

Facilitates the systematic improvement of the quality of educational programs, teaching, research, service, and administrative processes.

Strategic Planning

Supports integrated planning at the university, school, and departmental levels that leads to the strategic use of data in organizational decision making.



Strategic Plan

IREP developed a strategic plan including key areas of Data Management, Data Integrity, and Reporting; IREP Operations; Communication; Contributions to Institutional Goals; Collaboration; and Professional Development.

Core Values

The University of Mississippi Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning has six core values that guide our work.


IREP adheres to all ethical and professional standards, demonstrates dependability, reliability, and accountability, and fosters a culture of ethical behavior and trust built upon integrity, transparency and neutrality.

Continuous Improvement

IREP fosters a culture of informed decision making and continuous improvement, educates campus stakeholders to use data to improve the effectiveness of current activities and to plan for the future, and recognizes the value of institutional knowledge and actionable information.


IREP develops innovative approaches to inform decision making and conducts insightful, creative, and meaningful research that contributes to the scholarship and practice within our professions.

Service Orientation

IREP serves stakeholders with insight and creativity, and responds in a timely, consistent, and accurate manner, striving to exceed expectations and build positive relationships.

Supportive Environment

IREP values a positive and supportive culture, demonstrates appreciation for each team member, engages others through collaborative interactions and in accordance with the UM creed, and demonstrates a commitment to professional and personal development.

Valued Work

IREP is committed to its mission and vision and engages in activities that are critical to the success of the institution. We take this responsibility seriously and honor the value and importance of this work.