The Office of Institutional Research (IR) at Fayetteville State University is responsible for developing responses to federal and state reporting requirements and provides support for internal research capabilities for the institution.
The purpose of the Office of Institutional Research is to support the university's mission by providing information to aid in the decision making process. The information includes studies and reports on the operations of instructional programs and policies pertinent to academic divisions and to the success of the institution. The specific aim of this function is to probe deeply into the workings of the institution for evidence of weaknesses or flaws that interfere with the attainment of its purpose and to take the results of these findings and develop strategies to correct and improve on current functions.
The office provides informational and statistical data to support planning, resource allocation and program evaluation to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, key administrators, and department chairs. In addition, IR has the major responsibility for reporting University data on students, faculty/staff, and facilities to the University of North Carolina - General Administration, federal, state, and other external agencies and groups.