Vision: To cultivate a world-class institutional research team in support of the university’s mission by embracing the latest advancements in data science, data analytics and data literacy strategies.
Mission: In the Office of Institutional Research, our unwavering commitment lies in converting data into actionable insights, nurturing a climate of well-informed decision-making, and advocating excellence for both the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and among external stakeholders. Our mission statement reflects our steadfast dedication to delivering invaluable assistance to our partners in UIC's policymaking and decision-making endeavors. Together with our university community, we aim to build a brighter and more informed future for UIC through the power of data.
We fulfill this mission by:
1. Data-Driven Excellence: We specialize in crafting precise and timely analyses, harnessing data from surveys, longitudinal studies, and assessments. Our insights serve as the guiding light for UIC's planning and policy decisions.
2. Elevating Data Quality: We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of data collection and dissemination by working with colleges and central administrative units to enhance data integrity. Ensuring that UIC decision makers possess the most accurate and reliable information.
3. Fostering Inclusivity and Understanding: We open the doors to extensive descriptive and statistical analysis related to campus enrollment, diversity, student success, human resources, budgeting, and revenue modeling, thereby promoting inclusivity and informed decision-making.
4. Visualizing Success through Innovative Dashboards: We develop and maintain data dashboards that vividly depict institutional performance metrics. These dashboards cater to the diverse interests of our university stakeholders, aiding them in their roles and responsibilities.
5. Empowering Stakeholders: We collaborate closely with university departments, colleges, and administrative units, aiding them in harnessing diverse institutional data sources for effective decision-making and interpretation.
6. Ensuring Compliance and Accountability: We manage mandated state and federal data reporting for UIC, collaborating with agencies such as the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education to ensure accuracy and completeness.