Institutional Effectiveness & Analysis

Mission Statement

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis provides accurate, relevant, and timely information for use by the university community and external constituencies.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Analysis (IEA) collects and analyzes data and disseminates results; provides accurate and timely data and information in support of administrative decision making, planning and policy analysis to internal and external constituencies; conducts studies on issues of significance to the FAU community, and directs university processes for determining and documenting institutional effectiveness in academic departments and academic support units.

What we do:

  • Provide historical or current data about FAU's students, programs, personnel, and resources, in response to internal and external requests.
  • Complete surveys and questionnaires as requested by external agencies.
  • Publish an annual "Quick Facts" brochure.
  • Provide a website including a Fact Book, interactive reporting tools, departmental dashboard indicators, and other official statistical data and research reports.
  • Build and maintain institutional databases to meet the ongoing data needs of the University.
  • Coordinate the reporting of official data to the Florida Department of Education, Federal agencies, and other organizations.
  • Coordinate the reporting of academic activity and workload productivity.
  • Design and administer survey instruments, manage data collection, and analyze, interpret and disseminate results.
  • Conduct special studies as requests by University committees or administrators.
  • Assist academic departments and academic support units in assessing, reporting and improving the effectiveness of their programs and activities.
  • Support teaching improvement through sponsorship of faculty workshops.
  • Regularly evaluate and document IEA's effectiveness and use findings for improvement.
  • Contribute professionally by attending conferences, making presentations, publishing papers, and holding office.