Office of Institutional Research & Planning

Welcome to California University of Pennsylvania's website for the Office of Institutional Research & Planning.  Contained within, you'll find information about the office and its staff members and detailed reports about the University.

Mission, Function and Goals

Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning is to collect, analyze, disseminate, and present information to aid planning, decision-making, and policy formulation at the University.

Goals

 

In fulfilling its mission, the Office of Institutional Research & Planning must strive for continuous improvement in:

  1. Data accuracy
  2. Timely reporting
  3. Actionable information
Primary Functions

 

The Office of Institutional Research & Planning strives to fulfill the following functions:

  • Improve the decision-making data base through working with the University Technology Services department to ensure the quality of captured data.
  • File regular and ad hoc reports to a broad spectrum of constituents requesting information, including government, accrediting agencies, colleges, and academic departments.
  • Provide analytical support for the President and other senior officers with evidence-based information about student learning, faculty productivity, program effectiveness, and resource utilization at the University.

External Data and Reports

Common Data Set

 

The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student's transition into higher education, as well as to reduce the reporting burden on data providers.

This goal is attained by the development of clear, standard data items and definitions in order to determine a specific cohort relevant to each item. Data items and definitions used by the U.S. Department of Education in its higher education surveys often serve as a guide in the continued development of the CDS. Common Data Set items undergo broad review by the CDS Advisory Board as well as by data providers representing secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges. Feedback from those who utilize the CDS also is considered throughout the annual review process.

The CDS is a set of standards and definitions of data items rather than a survey instrument or set of data represented in a database. Each of the higher education surveys conducted by the participating publishers incorporates items from the CDS as well as unique items proprietary to each publisher. Consequently, the publishers' surveys differ in that they utilize varying numbers of items from the CDS.

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

Snyder Report

 

The Snyder Report gives detailed information about California University of PA's faculty output and salary costs.  Topics include:

  • Faculty and Student Headcounts
  • Student Credit Hours
  • Course Offerings by Funding Source
  • Faculty and Salary by Funding Source
  • Classroom and Individualized Instruction Assigned Credit Hours
  • Degree Requirements and Degrees Awarded

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

IPEDS - Fall Enrollment

 

IPEDS, or the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics.  This component of the IPEDS focuses on Fall Enrollment.  It collects student enrollment counts by:

  • Level of student
  • Enrollment status
  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • First-time student retention rates
  • Student-to-faculty ratio

2017 - 2018 (PDF)

2016 - 2017 (PDF)

2015 - 2016 (PDF)

2014 - 2015 (PDF)

2013 - 2014 (PDF)

2012 - 2013 (PDF)

2011 - 2012 (PDF)

2010 - 2011 (PDF)

Internal Data and Reports

Institutional Reports and Data Sets

Contact Us

Contact Information

 

The Office of Institutional Research & Planning can be reached at the following address:

California University of Pennsylvania
Department of Institutional Research & Planning
Old Main 208 Box 23
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

Staff

The following staff members work for the Institutional Research & Planning office at California University.

Donna Wright

Interim Director of Institutional Research & Planning
Room: Old Main 208
Phone: 724-938-4461
E-Mail: wright@calu.edu

Hsiao-Ju Yen

Research Analyst
Room: Old Main 207
Phone: 724-938-4062
E-Mail: yen@calu.edu

Steve Zidek

Applications Developer
Room: Manderino Library 21A
Phone: 724-938-4194
E-Mail: zidek@calu.edu