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Mission

In its mission to provide accurate, reliable, and systematic departmental and institutional support in research and assessment, OPR (formerly know as the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment - OIRA) employs cutting-edge technology and a collection of high quality, proven tools and resources that support continuous improvement through meaningful planning, analysis, reporting, and informed decision making.


Vision

Within five years, OPR will advance the use of technology in operations by implementing electronic student assessment measures; developing a data warehouse supported by data mining and advanced prediction tools; implementing a dynamic web-based Fact Book, and expanding centralized planning, quality assurance, and tracking databases that respond to SACSCOC accreditation requirements and meet JSU's expectations for an environment of continuous improvement. OPR will promote a culture of assessment that involves faculty and administrators at all levels and will be an identifiable source of support throughout the JSU community.