Institutional Research, Data Analytics, and Strategic Planning
The Office of Institutional Research, Data Analytics, and Strategic Planning is responsible
for gathering and analyzing institutional data, providing information and updates
to maintain state and federal compliance, and assisting with data requests that advance
the university’s overall mission and goals.
Timely reporting on government required data requests is our top priority. We strive for continuous improvement and work to provide actionable information and accurate data.
We collect many types of data for and about UCM, and that information can be helpful for students, staff, and faculty. Our website includes various summaries of this data, with elements such as: student demographics and characteristics, number of graduates in each major, and how many faculty members teach in each college and department.
Statement of Compliance
The data and tables in this document are supplied in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542) as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991 (Public Law 102-26) and 1998 (Public Law 105-244). Please contact the Office of Institutional Research at (660) 543-4646 if additional information is needed. This act and accompanying federal regulations require that the following information, based on the previous reporting year, be available for inspection by students, prospective students, and the public by Oct. 1 each year.
Officials at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) have developed several
national benchmark assessments which are used at colleges and universities throughout
the United States. UCM participates in two of those surveys-- CIRP, which is commonly
known as The Freshman Survey (or TFS) and Your First College Year (YFCY). UCM participates
in these assessments every other fall, on odd years.
HERI provides a PDF version of the CIRP survey instrument as well as the YFCY survey instrument. Additional information about CIRP and YFCY may be obtained by visiting the HERI website.
Officials at the Center for Post-secondary Research at Indiana University developed a widely-known national benchmark assessment called NSSE. Colleges and
universities use this assessment tool to determine how students are engaging inside
and outside the classroom. Students are asked about hours spent doing a variety of
activities, plans to take part in certain courses, projects and activities, etc. UCM
participates in this assessment during every other spring, on even years.
NSSE instrument (PDF version)