Operations Analysis and Research
Accountability continues to be a key ingredient in one of the building blocks of the Harvey model for a successful administration. The desired results must be achieved. Hence, the performances needed to achieve these results are of utmost importance. To this end, the university must have in place monitoring strategies and mechanisms to assess and evaluate performances of its functional areas and operations on a continuing basis. With these activities taking place, the success levels of the university’s components and thus the university can be determined.
With this managing principle in mind, President Harvey established the unit of Operations Analysis and Research at the university. A primary function of this unit is the assessment and evaluation of the functional areas and operations at the university. Another key ingredient for successful administration is the efficiency and effectiveness of this office in performing its duties. To this end OAR seeks to find and utilize the most sophisticated and reliable methods and technology to retrieve, store, analyze, interpret and report its findings.
Additionally this office provides service to the university by responding to its various requests for data. It also seeks to expand its ability to collect empirical data and provide trend analysis in order to further assist the university in assessing itself against the current “marketplace” in higher education. Activities carried out by this unit designed to achieve these objectives include:
Examining departments as to their level of efficiency, effectiveness and achievement of stated goals and objectives.
Generating institutional data and analysis in a timely manner to assist in the decision-making processes at the university.
Completing the required federal, state and institutional reports in addition to other reports of interest to the university.
Auditing departments and units to insure that the integrity of their financial operations is maintained as well as the policies, rules and procedures are strictly followed.
Monitoring all aspects of the athletic program at the university.
Researching, selecting and utilizing the most current state-of-the- arts technology when analyzing and reporting information.
Providing ongoing and evolving support for the university’s futuristic needs.
To carry out these responsibilities, the following positions have been assigned to the unit.
Vice President Administrative Services: Directs all aspects of the unit.
Director, Institutional Research: Dedicated to coordinating and generating institutional data and analysis.
Reports Coordinator: Dedicated to completing and submitting federal, state and institutional reports.
Internal Auditor: Audits the departments with financial operations.
Technical Assistant: Provides the technical support needed to carry out the functions of the unit.
Secretary: Manages the office.
This web site has been developed to provide the users with immediate access to reliable information that may be needed to support the activities of the university community. The following categories of information are now provided:
Fact Sheet: This information will be updated on an annual basis as data becomes available. The statistical data contained within this document is provided in “Quick Facts” format.
Degree Programs: This information will be updated as changes are made.
Historical Data: This information will continue to provide several years of data beginning with the latest year of data.
Student Data: Student Data for the present year.
Faculty Data: Faculty Data for the present year.
Financial Data: Financial Data for the present year.
This site will continue to expand as the request for information
grows and space becomes available.