The SVSU Office of Institutional Research is dedicated to offering excellent service and support to the University by providing statistical reports to external and internal constituencies. With respect to external reporting, the OIR regularly makes timely responses to legally mandated government surveys and to college guide publications. The OIR also produces standard statistical reports for university and external constituencies and honors special internal or intra-campus ad hoc requests for customized data reports for a variety of university offices. In addition, on request, the OIR assists university personnel with survey research projects and coordinates with key stakeholders to assist in strategic planning and program assessment. In these activities, the SVSU OIR must adhere to the following policies in the interest of standard research ethics and best practices in IR office procedure.
For student research projects (including surveys):
Please note: In the first several weeks of a semester, the OIR places priority on the generation of a series of standardized official reports, including enrollment, retention, graduation, first majors, and credit hours. During these times, all special or ad hoc requests are temporarily placed on hold.