Our Mission

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Overall Departmental Mission

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness and Research (IER) serves Texas A&M University-Commerce in a variety of capacities to ensure student success, and promote strategic planning and continuous data-driven improvement.

Institutional Effectiveness Mission Statement

Institutional Effectiveness serves as the support and resource center for strategic planning and continuous data-driven improvement.

Institutional Research Mission Statement

Institutional Research (IR) supports the ongoing process of collecting, analyzing, reporting, and warehousing quantitative and qualitative data about the institution’s students, faculty and staff. IR provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks, and research projects. IR works with offices and individuals internally and externally to maintain data/report integrity and quality to fit for their intended uses in operations, decision making and planning. 


  • Guide faculty and administrators through program approvals

  • Assist in efforts to assess student learning

  • Guide the accreditation processes for colleges, programs, and the university

  • Provide institutional data, both by term and over-time

  • Administer and analyze surveys for future action

  • Complete mandatory reporting at the System Office, the state, and federal levels