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Who Is OIRE?

Institutional Research and Effectiveness


​Who is OIRE?

We are the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. 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.



What CAN OIRE do for you?

We provide aggregate-level (summarized) reports about student activity, including enrollment graduation, retention, performance, and more. We also report on employee information, like salary and headcounts. We have full access to the information contained in the CIW (Central Information Warehouse), which is fed from both the student and course management system (ISIS, or Integrated Student Information System) and our Human Resources information system (PeopleSoft). We also perform additional data-gathering for information not contained in those systems, such as faculty tenure information. We can prepare a variety of reports, from simple headcounts to some relatively sophisticated statistical analyses (example of these reports on back). Of course, it helps if we know what question we’re trying to help you answer, but if you’re not entirely sure of what you need, don’t worry. We’ve got experience helping people clarify the issues they’re faced with and assisting in the formulation of questions that can be answered in numerical or statistical terms.



What CAN’T OIRE do for you?

Most importantly, no member of OIRE will violate any confidentiality regulations at any time, for any reason. We do not release record-level date – that is, we will not report information on any individual, be it student or employee. Requests for lists of students should be directed to the Registrar’s office. Requests for lists of employees should be directed to the Human Resources office. Please be aware that our practice is to never release reports that would allow sensitive information to be deduced. For example, if a given program has fewer than 5 members of a given ethnicity, we may suppress that count so no one is tempted to make guesses about who those individuals might be.



How to get in touch:

You can find more information about us on our website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/ir. From there, you can view our most commonly used reports in our Report Library, or make a request for a customized report using our Data Request Form.

If you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, call or e-mail us and we’ll help you out.



Our talented leadership:
Christine Stroup-Benham, Assistant Vice Chancellor - (303) 315-2835
Dave Deffenbacher, Director - (303) 315-2836
Paula Dickson, Associate Director - (303) 315-2833

For questions about students, contact:

Mindy Baker - (303) 315-2839
Amanda Spears - (303) 315-0042
Hailey Winn - (303) 315-2840

For questions about faculty or staff, contact:

Bill Lind - (303) 315-2831
Nathan Schwab - (303) 315-2828

Our network/technical support:

Jeff Finch - (303) 315-5831
Marlon Chapman - (303) 315-2838

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