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Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Purpose

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research's mission is to provide accurate, consistent, and timely data, analysis, and reports to facilitate, support, and enhance data-informed institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making for continuously improving institutional performance and effectiveness. The OIER provides institutional data to the state, federal, and other external reporting agencies involved with the University and assists the University with accreditation, assessment, reporting, research, and compliance.


Mission

Institutional Effectiveness and Research (IER) facilitates growth and change through a variety of activities, support, and utilization of resources. IER assists with the assessment of student learning outcomes for core curriculum, all-level program and department review, accreditation (university and program), and evaluation administration. This includes tracking trends in enrollment growth, retention rates, graduation success, financial health, and other key indicators. We provide faculty and staff the insight and information necessary to make data-informed decisions regarding programs, policies, procedures, and services provided by the university. We serve as an independent voice on behalf of faculty members, administration, and staff regarding institutional data related to campus operations and serve as a liaison to system, state, and federal reporting agencies. We participate in university initiatives that seek to inform policies, processes, procedures, and planning.  

Discover Insights with Institutional Research

Navigate the landscape of institutional data with ease on our SharePoint site dedicated to Institutional Research. Our Institutional Research SharePoint site is your comprehensive resource for the latest in data reporting, analytical insights, and insights into university-wide data engineering efforts. From detailed guides on accessing and utilizing WebFOCUS for real-time, operational data analysis to exploring interactive Power BI reports grouped by key subjects like Enrollment, Admissions, and Graduation, this platform is tailored to meet your data analysis needs. Whether you're delving into the intricacies of student data with WebFOCUS or visualizing trends with Power BI, our site ensures you have the tools and information necessary for insightful decision-making. Ideal for staff and faculty, this platform ensures you're always informed and equipped with the latest in institutional research developments.

IR Sharepoint Site


Power BI

Go beyond spreadsheets with Microsoft's powerful visualization tool Power BI. IER has compiled several visualizations on topics such as Enrollment, Persistence and Grade Distributions. Integrated slicers allow you to surface the information that is pertinent to you and your audience using interactive charts. Once you have found what works for you, export it in Excel format for further analysis or as a PDF for distribution.

Power BI


WebFocus

WebFocus is your connection to student and course information at TAMUT. Access student-level data through our Self Service Portals where you can view live and historical applicant, enrollment, and graduation data. IER also provides custom reports to help support strategic decisions and processes. WebFocus contains a live connection to our student information system, Banner, so users can easily access the latest student status updates and changes without logging into Banner or Degreeworks.

If the above links did not provide all your data needs, please use the link to the Data Request page.

WebFocus

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award (name specific degree levels, such as associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate). Texas A&M University-Texarkana also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of (name of member institution) may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website

Contact Us:

Texas A&M University-Texarkana
7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, Tx. 75503
(903) 223-3000