Institutional Research


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to facilitate continuous improvement at SAIC through collecting, synthesizing, and reporting qualitative and quantitative evidence to support institutional-level planning, decision making, and organizational effectiveness and to ensure the institution provides accurate mandatory external reporting. 

OIR's primary functions and scope are to:

  • Provide timely and accurate institution-level analytics and reporting for the President’s Cabinet and other SAIC decision-making bodies;
  • Support reviews of academic programs and the administrative and educational support units (AES);
  • Develop, collect, analyze, and communicate measures of institutional effectiveness;
  • Ensure the accuracy of reporting for federal, state, accreditation, and other compliance mandates; and
  • Guide interdepartmental collaboration and facilitate institutional research strategy and data governance to promote improved evidence-based processes and data integrity.