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Research, Evaluation, & Planning

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The Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning (REP) operates primarily as the central unit for the collection, processing, analysis, interpretation, reporting and maintenance of official (historical) university data.  The Office serves both the Administrative and Academic Divisions of the University and provides data, information, tools, and resources to the University community to support management planning and decision-making and to objectively assess the strategic direction and performance of the University. 
 
The mission of the Office of REP is to ensure that the decision points for academic and non-academic planning and development throughout the University and the efforts to achieve the University mission, vision, and goals are anchored by accurate and timely information. 

The primary goal of the Office of REP is to construct a decision support infrastructure that provides the required facts and information to support and improve management’s capacity to make informed decisions.

Key activities performed to achieve the mission and goal include:  

  • Coordination of the reporting and management of all institutional data transmitted to the University of North Carolina General Administration and other state and federal agencies, organizations, and societies.
  • The construction of comprehensive information systems and the deployment of analytic and business intelligence techniques to reduce the level of uncertainty in planning, policy formation and decision-making for academic and non-academic administrators, faculty, and staff
  • The research and evaluation of university programs, departments, administrators, students, faculty and staff
  • Servicing ad hoc data and information requests from internal and external constituents.
 
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