To collect, analyze, organize, and disseminate data with the goal understanding, advancing, and supporting the university's mission.


To establish and maintain an institutional research operation and effectiveness system to support university's mission.


  1. Data Access: Consistently provide reliable and timely data with the goal of promoting student success by understanding and fostering the factors contributing to educational excellence.
  2. External Reporting:  Maintain full compliance with all regulatory and external reporting requirements. Participate in multiple volunteer external surveys.
  3. Internal Data Reporting: Help develop a university culture relying on data to form evidence-based decisions.
  4. Research: Conduct internal institutional research while developing new models and tools in support of university priorities.
  5. Support EWU Strategic Planning: Help strategic planning efforts through metrics development, measurement, machine learning, forecasting, and successfully communicating progress.