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Title UA56. Institutional Research Series 1. Publications
Creator Institutional Research (WKU)
Description Publications created by the department of Institutional Research. The series includes an annual publication, The Fact Book which provides a statistical and demographic profile of WKU. The most recent Fact Book is available online at:

Table of Contents:

1. General Information
2. Student Profile
3. Faculty & Staff
4. Departmental Information
5. University Resources
6. Institutional Advancement
7. Athletics & Student Affairs
8. Data Sources
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1982
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)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Publications WKU Fact Book, digital copy
Catalog Number UA56.1
Dates of Creation 1982-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA56
Level of Description Series
Containers Fact Books
Fact Books
Fact Books
Fact Books
Fact Books