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Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Institutional Research & Decision Support

What We Do

IRDS provides analysis to assist with campus planning efforts and decision-making that advance the educational mission and effectiveness of the institution.

UC Merced’s Office of Institutional Research & Decision Support (IRDS), located organizationally within the Provost's Organization, provides consultation, reporting, and analysis for campus planning and decision-making to help advance the educational mission and effectiveness of the institution.

IRDS integrates, analyzes, and reports on campus and external data to support campus information needs (e.g., official campus statistics) and comply with external reporting requirements (e.g, UC System, Federal). IRDS also provides statistical and methodological advice (e.g., survey development, program evaluation), conducts advanced analytics (e.g., predictive modeling), and manages institutional surveys.

IRDS analysts have expertise in a range of areas, including but not limited to: admissions, enrollment management, student success, faculty workload, resource allocation, and long range planning.


IRDS Self-Study Report

Self-Study Report