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Title UA56. Institutional Research
Creator Institutional Research (WKU)
Description Records created by and about the Office of Institutional Research. The records have been arranged in four series.

Series 1. Publications
Series 2. Administrative File
Series 3. Reports
Subseries 1. Internal
Subseries 2. External
Subseries 3. SACS
Series 4. Correspondence

Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1965
Admin / Biog History The Office of Institutional Research is focused on the collection, organization, maintenance and analysis of institutional and other data for executive-level decision support, institutional management, operations and planning functions. Included in this mission is systematic information processing of institutional data leading to broadly based institutional perspectives and understanding. Also included are studies related to projected organizational needs, program objectives and efficient use of institutional resources. []

It was created in 1965 as a staff resource directly under the supervision of the president's office. In 1972 the scope increased to providing data analysis and research. The department was moved to Academic Services. In 1975 Computer Information Services was brought in to provide greater accessibility to institute-wide databases and provide both with needed computer support. The office began reporting through the Assistant to the President for Resources Management / Director of the Budget between 1975-1984. From 1985, the office reported to the Executive Vice President for Administrative Affairs until 1990. From 1991 until 1993, it then reported to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Technology. The office also reported to the Assistant Vice President for Finance & Administration from 1994-1997. From 1998 to the present, it reports to the Office of Provost for Academic Affairs.

1965-1971 O.J. Wilson
1972-1980 Curtis Logsdon
1982-1994 John Foe
1995-1997 K. Ann Mead
1998- Robert Cobb
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Institutional Research (WKU)
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Catalog Number UA56
Dates of Creation 1965-present
Caption WKU Archives Documents
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Level of Description Fonds/Coll
Child Records UA56. Institutional Research Series 1. Publications
UA56. Institutional Research Series 2. Administration File
UA56. Institutional Research Series 3. Reports File
UA56. Institutional Research Series 4. Correspondence/Subject File