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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 MAY 6, 2011

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First Friday Facts MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH & EFFECTIEVENESS

IRE and the Univer sity What does OIRE do?

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IRE and the University

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Freshman BCSSE Survey

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WEAVE Training Session

OIRE is the official data gathering unit on campus.  Our responsibilities are administrated  through various data collection and distribution task.  Listed  below  are some of the OIRE responsibilities. 

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Graduation Comparison

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Reports data to IHL (Institutions for Higher Learning) 

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Data Facts in the Making

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Administers all campus surveys 

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Meet the Staff

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Contact Us

Reports MVSU information to US News and World Report and IPEDS (Integrated  Postsecondary Education Data System) 

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Analyzes Credit Hour Production 

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Produces Annual MVSU Fact Book 

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Assists faculty, staff, and students with data 

What type information can I request?

SERVICES WE OFFER

As the official data gathering unit, OIRE collects and stores a variety of common data  relative to the university.  If you need data about students, courses, etc., please contact us  first!  Most data needs can be found in our annual Fact Book or by browsing the semester  Enrollment Profile.  However if you are unsuccessful in location the information you  need, we will be glad to assist.  All efforts to obtain your requested data will be coordi‐ nated by IRE to save you time and effort!  In order to make a request please contact via  email Ms. Belinda Mayes at {bmayes@mvsu.edu} with details of your current data needs.   Or you may choose to contact our researcher  Ms. Carol Lipsey directly at 254—3101.

Inside Story

2011 Graduation Compar ison

Inside Story

As our current candidates  prepare to go out into the world and make an impact  in the  lives of others, we take this moment to salute them for a job well done.  The Office of In‐ stitutional Research & Effectiveness thank each candidate for their participation in the  university survey processes,  every effort has strengthen our resolve to provide actuate  opinions.  

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Degrees Granted

412 

424 

375 

308 

319 

 

Inside Story

UnderGraduates Graduates

87 

87 

129 

121 

83 

 

Total Awarded

499 

511 

504 

429 

402 

 

Inside Story

Spring 2006

Spring 2007

Spring 2008

Spring 2009

Spring 2010

Spring 2011


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If You Aim At NOTHING YouWill Hit It EVERYTIME

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1

Freshman BCSSE Sur vey OIRE is eagerly awaiting this year’s  Freshman Orientation.  As we offi‐ cially embrace our “freshman” year  of survey administration revitaliza‐ tion.  Incoming students will partici‐ pate in the online administration of  the BCSSE SURVEY {Beginning Col‐ lege Survey of Student Engagement}.  BCSSE collects data about entering  college students' high school aca‐ demic and co‐curricular experiences,  as well as their expectations for par‐ ticipating in educationally purpose‐ ful activities during the first college  year. BCSSE administration usually 

takes place prior to the start of fall  classes and is designed to be paired  with a NSSE administration at the  end of the first college year, provid‐ ing an in‐depth understanding of  first‐year student engagement on  your campus. 

that align the first‐year experience  of students with recognized effec‐ tive educational practices.  MVSU students will have five op‐ portunities to complete the survey  as it will be administered all day on  the following dates:  Wed. June 15th      Fri. June 24th          Fri. July 22nd  Fri.  Aug. 5th  and Thu. Aug. 11th  

BCSSE data can aid in the design of  pre‐college orientation programs,  student service initiatives, and other    programmatic efforts aimed at im‐ proving student learning during the  first year of college. BCSSE results,  especially when linked with NSSE  data, can be used to shape initiatives 

WEAVEonline Training WEAVE online is a web‐based tool  that helps manage accreditation,  assessment, planning, and quality  improvement processes for colleges  and universities, detailing institu‐ tional effectiveness.  Using a classic  model of assessment, WEAVEonline  allows users to follow a step‐by‐ step process for completing the as‐ sessment cycle.  This process begins  with creating a mission/purpose  and establishing goals for achieving  that mission.  The process takes the  user through objective/outcome  development, establishing appro‐ priate measures, setting achieve‐ ment targets for each measure, re‐ viewing applicable data, writing  findings of the assessment results,  and establishing needs based on  current data through planning be‐ fore repeating the steps in the next 

assessment cycle.  One of the many strengths of  WEAVEonline is the way the applica‐ tion helps users to utilize their re‐ sults to “close the loop” by develop‐ ing and implementing action  plans.  Action plans can be developed  based on need as determined by the  data the user collects.  Once created,  action plans are tracked within  WEAVEonline and categorized ac‐ cording to level of completion.  This  method creates a living history of the  institution’s assessment work and  allows the institution to have a clear  longitudinal view of how it has  “closed the loop.”  Action Plans can  also be developed that are not find‐ ings‐based but are, instead, intended  for strategic planning and quality  enhancement purposes. As users 

develop action plans, any requiring  a budget request are reported  within one of the planning and  budgeting reports within  WEAVEonline, Budgeting – Re‐ sources Requested.  One of the  items in the report provides manag‐ ers with valuable information about  each funding request so difficult  budgeting decisions can be made  collaboratively in light of the insti‐ tution’s priorities.   OIRE is currently generating a  WEAVEonline workshop schedule  for the academic support units.    Stay alert  for MVSU NEWS email  notification regarding this powerful  assessment system training 

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Project 1 

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Project 2 

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