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Mission, Vision, Values

Institutional Research & Effectiveness

(Download a copy of our Mission, Vision and Values PDF here.)

Identity Statement:

We are the institutional research and effectiveness unit for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Our mission is to discover, interpret, and provide educational, administrative, institutional, and related information to enhance effectiveness through knowledge-based decision-making among institutional leadership, academic departments, administrative units, and student service areas as well as external agencies and the public.


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is esteemed by our customers for the integrity of the data provided as well our data management, analysis and dissemination expertise.  We promote a culture of evidence, assessment, and effectiveness by modeling that same approach in our own business practices.


      • Accuracy:
        OIRE delivers accurate information.
      • Consistency:
        OIRE employs appropriate data controls and definitions to ensure data consistency and works with data stewards and process owners to do the same.
      • Communication:
        OIRE staff members employ clear and professional communication techniques and strategies among themselves and with their customers to foster a philosophy and path of inquiry that leads to greater understanding.
      • Efficiency:
        OIRE staff members are well-organized and demonstrate sound stewardship of university assets and resources.
      • Professionalism:
        OIRE personnel remain highly skilled and current in their professions and practices, promote excellence, and continuously improve through education, evaluation and action.  We use a collaborative approach in our relationships with colleagues and customers to encourage inquiry and questioning.
      • Relevance:
        OIRE ensures that the data it provides to its customers are relevant to their requests. 
      • Reliability:
        OIRE consistently deploys infrastructure, provides services, manages/analyzes/disseminates data, and maintains data systems that the university community can rely upon to carry out its mission. 
      • Timeliness:
        OIRE furnishes its customers with the information being requested in a timely manner.
      • Effectiveness:
        OIRE promotes the institutional mission as well as educational goals and objectives through outcomes assessment across all institutional units and providing data and analysis to inform decision-making and promote insight.

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