Office of Institutional Analytics and Research Data [OAAI]
GOOD DATA = GOOD DECISIONS
Because Data Matter to Decision Making
The Offices of Institutional Analytics and Research Data [OAAI] and Institutional Effectiveness [IE] provide expertise in assessment, evaluation, strategic data planning, reporting, and institutional research to Air University. Our explicit purpose is to gather evidence and lever institutional data to enable robust decision-making across Air University leadership.
To provide the university with engaging institutional information to advance strategic aims and promote effectiveness. Synthesizing program level data, student achievement measures, with DOD and DAF priorities, OAAI hold the same shared values as those of the university, as expressed in the Strategic Plan: People, Production, Curriculum/Scholarship, Quality of Life and Infrastructure.
We practice integrity and respect, while honoring diversity and inclusiveness. We promote collaboration; excellence, achievement; stewardship; and above all data transparency and data accountability.
The OAAI serves as a strategic partner with the campus community, transforming institutional data into accurate, accessible, and actionable information, and advancing the culture of data-informed decision making to support the strategic priorities of Air University and The USAir Force. With expertise in assessment, we assist the institutional effectiveness process by providing a level of support to our schools, units, centers and non-instructional areas for annual self-assessment education program reviews [EPR], the Commanders Mission Analysis Review [CMAR] and evidence required for SACSCOC accreditation.
As a resource for the institution, our goal is to provide accurate, consistent, useful, timely, user-friendly and official data that can be used to assess the goals and evaluate the objectives of Air University.
What We Do
Institutional Knowledge Management (IKM) and Institutional Analytics (IA), works throughout the university community and is centered around four key areas which focus on reporting, assessment, evaluation, and aligning activities to institutional goals.
1. Analytic Reporting and Evidence
Assess, coordinate, and evaluate the institutions data analytics culture, strategy, and capabilities for efficient and robust delivery of analyses that meet the strategic needs of the institution.
2. Institutional Performance Measuring Strategic Priorities
Identify, collect, and leverage institutional wide data to generate key quantitative and qualitative metrics that evaluate progression on well-defined goals and key strategic priorities.
3. Strategic Planning Aligned With Institutional Effectiveness
Ensure that university resources, with respect to analytics and data activities, are strategically aligned with university goals and outcomes.
4. Data Information Management and Archival
Establish centralized data management and governance systems that provide accurate and actionable information to the college community. Provide historical and predictive analytics to support the college's academic and administrative assessment, planning, and decision-making activities
5. Policy Analysis and Accreditation
Developing contextual analytics and statistics to power and guide policy discussion, accreditation reports and measure continuous change principles.
6. Survey Research
To provide guidance and oversight over the survey administration procedures throughout campus. Specifically, the approval and assignment of survey control numbers, coordinating with AFSO/WHS/HRPP for approvals and general research coordination performed in conjunction with The Chief of Institutional Effectiveness.
Ethical Standards: AIR Statement of Ethical Principles
OAAI adheres to the ethical principles of our profession and community, as defined by the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Air University adheres to the Code of Ethics set forth by the Association for Institutional Research. https://www.airweb.org/ir-data-professional-overview/statement-of-ethical-principles
Data use for decision-making in higher education is critical for improving student success and institutional effectiveness. Those improvements are valuable only when achieved through integrity, professionalism, and fairness.
In September 2019, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Board of Directors approved the AIR Statement of Ethical Principles to modernize the principles guiding our professional community.
Our Data Supports
MONITORING CONTINIOUS IMPROVEMENT
OFFICIAL & EXTERNAL REPORTING
PROJECT LEADERSHIP & CHANGE MANAGEMENT