We are IAR

Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) is the central university organization responsible for providing access to actionable and accurate information, we lead the OSU community to organize, strengthen and advance institutional reporting, analytics and data literacy across the institution.

Institutional Research responds to over 46 surveys per year.

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Institutional Research

IR is the university leader in making official OSU formal reporting practices more consistent, standardized and reliable.

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The Business Intelligence Center delivered a record 83,866 reports in January 2018.

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Business Intelligence Center

The BIC team creates and increases access to reliable and consistent data for the official university business operations and functions.

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The Technical Team has run over 2.2 million reports since April 2013.

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Technical Team

The Technical Team ensures and enhances the performance, reliability and quality of the underlying technical infrastructure and systems for IAR.

525 faculty & staff have attended data literacy trainings since September 2017.

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Communications & Engagement

The Communications and Engagement team bridges university data users and the IAR team to support cultural change and data literacy.

We are IAR

Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) is the central university organization responsible for providing access to actionable and accurate information, we lead the OSU community to organize, strengthen and advance institutional reporting, analytics and data literacy across the institution.

Roadmap

Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR)

Institutional Analytics and Reporting (IAR) formed in fall 2017 to drive OSU's aspiration to build a best-in-class analytics and decision support practice. IAR leverages the strengths of existing data and analytics units on campus, and is comprised of: Institutional Research (IR),  the  Business Intelligence Center (BIC), the Technical Team and a new Communications and Engagement unit.

Dashboards

To support priority campus initiatives and strategic plan efforts, IAR is developing a series of dashboards to provide reliable and relevant high-level metrics to support data-informed planning. The delivery of these dashboards in the interactive Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) enable leaders and their teams to access up to date and consistent analytics to help inform changes and innovation across the University.

Tableau

IAR has begun a process to integrate Tableau, an interactive data visualization product used to deliver insightful business intelligence, into our institutional data and reporting system. An essential first step in this process is for the IAR Technical Team to create new high-quality data models which will in turn enable robust and consistent analytics. Once the models have been built and tested, IAR will provide education and training around the use of the institutional site license for Tableau to the OSU community.

Data Dictionary

In an effort to bring consistency and clarity to our institutional language and use of data, IAR is leading a university effort to create a central Data Dictionary to improve our ability to use, understand and interpret institutional data and reports. As part of the creation and validation process, IAR will convene campus data experts to review and approve terms, definitions and security level information.

Alexa/Watson

IAR will launch a initiative to integrate Alexa and Watson into data support efforts in the summer. The Alexa and Watson integration will facilitate quick and reliable access to institutional data for OSU community members.

Contact IAR

For questions, or to get in contact with someone from IAR, please Contact Us.