The Office of Data, Analytics, & Institutional Research at UNT includes two divisions: Data, Analytics, & Institutional Research (DAIR) and Institutional Effectiveness (IE).
- DAIR provides UNT executive staff, deans and department chairpersons with authenticated institutional data for strategic decision-making, college and program accreditation, state reporting and grant funding applications.
- IE supports the ongoing process of collecting and analyzing data and implementing data-driven decisions as related to the goals and outcomes of the UNT Strategic Plan. IE oversees the administration and management of the TracDat database.
- Each year department chairs are required to document program and degree-related outcomes on TracDat.
- TracDat is the University-wide database for collection and storage of academic and administrative assessment plans. UNT focuses on two major categories of expected outcomes: Academic Expected Outcomes (i.e. student learning outcomes) and Non-Academic Expected Outcomes (i.e. Administrative Outcomes).
- Maintenance of the department plan by the chair is vitally important and five different components of Effectiveness (TracDat) reports are reviewed.
- For more information regarding department/division responsibilities and IE cycles, deadlines and training opportunities, visit IE’s website or view the Guidelines for Institutional Effectiveness Compliance (TRACDAT).