James Madison University
Office of Institutional Research

Objectives, 2001-02, Institutional Research

Objective Accomplishments

Increase information for senior management about trends in campus diversity.

 

Automate access to the facilities inventory for administrators and staff.

 

Complete all 2001-02 mandated reports accurately and on time.

 

Produce four Research Notes on topics of interest to the campus community and senior management.

 

Update the 2001-02 Common Data Set on the Web.

 

Continue to produce OIR's newsletter about important research and activities of the office.

 

Complete the 2001-02 Statistical Summary with new tables and functionality as needed.

 

Improve the usability of OIR's 2001-02 Web site by adding pages, studies and functionality.

 

Expand JMU's 2001-02 peer data on the Web and explore the possibility of adding interactivity to the site.

 

Conduct a Faculty Activity Survey

 

Complete the collection of data for the SACS self-study, develop a CD that contains the self-study document and high priority documents, and locate or develop scheduling software for the Visiting Team

 

Complete and expand the 2001-02 Board of Visitors financial book.

 

Expand and promote the collection and use of performance measures and the performance measures database across all divisions of the university.

 

Complete the OIR program review by December 31, 2001.

 

Improve the monitoring of program reviews through training and the Planning Database.

 

Complete an evaluation of the planning process and make recommendations for improvement.

 

Evaluate the needs of users of the PD to add futuring functionality. Develop a timeline for adding futuring functionality to the PD.

 

Implement Phase II of the Planning Database to include a University Web site, the inclusion of the budget initiatives templates, and the development of a University Document Database

 

Draft a university policy that articulates the institution's comprehensive planning process.

 

Complete the study of faculty using OIR's historical databases.

 

Develop a process to evaluate service satisfaction levels at JMU.

 

Revise JMU's enrollment plan for the university community and SCHEV

 

 

Objectives, 2001-02, Institutional Effectiveness

Objectives Accomplishments

Seek public and/or private funds to promote change and innovation.

 

Explore the potential for marketing the Planning Database.

 

Pursue the feasibility of conducting some cost-benefit analyses

 

Seek funding for a Center for Evaluation and Survey Research

 

Initiate new efforts to tie effective planning, assessment/evaluation, and use of results to budget allocations.

 

Improve the communication of institutional effectiveness information to the university community.

 

Establish a means and schedule for communicating what is known about student learning in the majors, in GENED, and in Student Affairs

 

Complete and deploy the initial JMU Portfolio

 

Communicate clearly to the university community information about the SACS Self-Study.

 

In cooperation with the other divisions of the university, Institutional Effectiveness will monitor the impact program reviews have on efficiency, effectiveness and program change.

 

The Office of Institutional Research will modify the Planning Data Base to allow divisions to include divisional program review recommendations

 

Manage the compliance of the University with the recommendations made by the SACS Visiting Team.

 

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Institutional Research will manage the Planning Data Base to assure that the university has an effective accomplishment and goal reporting structure.

 

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Institutional Research will work with the Planning Advisory Committee and the other divisions of the university to evaluate the planning process and its effectiveness, and make recommendations for improvements in the process.

 

The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, in cooperation with the Planning Advisory Committee, will provide to the President and other division heads, an analysis of global, national and regional trends and their possible implications to JMU.

 

Increase the visibility and effectiveness of the Planning Advisory Committee

 

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, in association with the Department of Human Resources, will develop and implement a policy that defines the institution's comprehensive planning process

 

Through the Planning Data Base, the Office of Institutional Research will provide a means for the university's divisions to utilize identified global, national and regional trends in their planning process. Develop specifications for inclusion of a futuring module to the Planning Database.

 

The Division of University Relations and External Programs, with support from the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the the Planning Advisory Committee, will develop a process for communicating the institution's vision, goals and objectives, decisions and accomplishments.

 

The Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Institutional Research, in association with the Office of Human Resources, will facilitate training for the Planning Data Base, workshops for writing and evaluating goals and objectives.

 

The Office of Institutional Research will modify the Planning Data Base to include program review recommendations.

 

The Office of Institutional Research, in association with other university divisions, will develop a process to evaluate service satisfaction levels and means for using results.

 

The University Divisions, with support from the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Institutional Research will utilize evaluation data derived from the benchmarks and standards to improve performance.

 

The Office of Institutional Research, in cooperation with the Office of the President and the Division Heads, will prepare and submit the enrollment plan to the State Council of Higher Education.

 

The University Divisions, with support from the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, will develop an instrument that assesses students' expectations and how they change as a result of being at JMU.

 

The Division of University Relations and External Programs and the Division of Academic Affairs, with support from the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, will assess the degree to which international travel affects a student's global awareness.