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					          UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
     The six UTPA goals addressed by this Outcome Directed
                       Planning map are:

   Provide students with a quality educational experience that enables
    them to complete their educational goals in a timely fashion.
   Become an outstanding research institution, emphasizing
    collaborative partnerships and entrepreneurship.
   Enhance UTPA’s engagement with the community to meet
    challenges and maximize opportunities.
   Collaborate with P-12 schools to enlarge the pool of applicants who
    are personally prepared and academically qualified for higher
    education.
   Infuse Inter-American and global perspectives throughout the
    University community.
   Optimize institutional effectiveness and efficiency consistent with
    high quality organizational standards.

                          Approved by President Cárdenas
                                    April 2006                            1
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
    GOAL: Provide students with a quality educational experience that enables them to
                 complete their educational goals in a timely fashion.


Objectives    Provide reliable institutional statistics/data to
              University offices and programs so they can
                 improve the quality of the educational
                                experience.




Strategies
               Expand relationships with stakeholders to
                meet their information needs.

               Improve THECB and IPEDS reports by
                documenting these processes in detail and
                working with programmers for accurate
                programming.

               Improve the accuracy of the data from the
                Student Information System (SIS) that
                populates our data warehouse.




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                                                  April 2006                       2
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
      GOAL: Become an outstanding research institution, emphasizing collaborative
                        partnerships and entrepreneurship.


Objectives
               Provide data and information to meet grant
                  writers’ needs in an easily accessible
                                 manner.




               Form a team of grant writers and sponsored
Strategies      research staff.

               Identify grant writers’ standard needs.

               Use most efficient and effective tools to
                provide data.

               Continue ongoing dialogue with grant writers
                to make sure the data provided continues to
                meet their needs.




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                                                   April 2006                       3
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
     GOAL: Enhance UTPA’s engagement with the community to meet challenges and
                             maximize opportunities.


Objectives
                   Not Applicable.




Strategies          Not Applicable.




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                                                 April 2006                  4
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
      GOAL: Collaborate with P-12 schools to enlarge the pool of applicants who are
         personally prepared and academically qualified for higher education.


Objectives
                 Provide data to University entities tasked
                with improving the competency of the P-12
                                   pool.




Strategies      Consult with the P-16 Council for their data
                 needs on UTPA students to feed back to high
                 schools.

                Supply data and reports as needed.




                                        Approved by President Cárdenas
                                                  April 2006                          5
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
     GOAL: Infuse Inter-American and global perspectives throughout the University
                                     community.


Objectives
                    Not Applicable.




Strategies           Not Applicable.




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                                                  April 2006                         6
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
      GOAL: Optimize institutional effectiveness and efficiency consistent with high
                        quality organizational standards. (Slide 1)


Objectives                                  Systematize institutional data extraction,
             Improve OIRE visibility        programming and reporting processes for          Improve the Handbook
                 throughout the             routine external reports and internal data            of Operating
              university community.                         requests.                          Procedures (HOP).


                                           Improve THECB, LBB, IPEDS and other
              Enhance relationships        external reports and surveys by documenting       Identify stakeholders
               with stakeholders to         these processes in detail and working with         for each policy in the
Strategies     meet their information       programmers for accurate programming.              HOP.
               needs.
                                           Improve the accuracy of the data from the         Simplify HOP
              Expand the online fact       Student Information System (SIS) that              processes.
               book to meet the             populates our data warehouse.
               standards set by our                                                           Receive approval from
               peers.                      Involve stakeholders in all areas of reporting     Executive Committee
                                            processes through the Data Accuracy,               for HOP processes.
              Include OIRE identifier      Timeliness and Availability (DATA) Team.
               on all electronic                                                              Implement approved
               correspondence from         Develop standards to manage all electronic         processes.
               all staff.                   files in OIRE.

                                           Work with other departments to develop
                                            standards of variable names/labels.

                                         Approved by President Cárdenas
                                                   April 2006                                                   7
             UTPA 2012: A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR
   OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS
      GOAL: Optimize institutional effectiveness and efficiency consistent with high
                        quality organizational standards. (Slide 2)


Objectives
                Coordinate institutional
                                                    Support executive decision
               assessment and planning                                               Improve OIRE processes.
                                                             making.
                     processes.



              Monitor the Outcome                   Support the institution’s
               Directed Planning Process              enrollment projections
                                                                                     Implement continuous
               with IPAC.                             process.
Strategies    Collect annual action plans
                                                                                      quality improvement.
               and assessment reports                Develop custom reports
                                                                                     Assure cross-training for
               from all UTPA units and post           and systems.
                                                                                      all critical processes and
               them on the web.
                                                                                      reporting.
              Support the Institutional             Support with data and
               Planning and Assessment                information the task forces
                                                                                     Develop standards to
               Committee (IPAC).                      appointed to develop
                                                                                      manage all electronic files
              Monitor the Stewardship                recommendations to
                                                                                      in OIRE.
               Councils with IPAC.                    achieve the objectives in
              Support the University’s               the President’s ODP maps.
                                                                                     Work with other
               continuous quality
                                                                                      departments to develop
               improvement process.                  Maintain the COMPACT,
                                                                                      standards of variable
              Identify and implement best            state and UT System’s
                                                                                      names/labels.
               practices for environmental            accountability systems and
               scanning.                              other reports.

                                              Approved by President Cárdenas
                                                        April 2006                                                  8

				
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