The Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support at VCU consists of three units: Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Institutional Research. Our work is focused on empowering decision makers, enhancing institutional effectiveness and maintaining compliance through accurate, accessible, and actionable data and analyses.
Data is a valuable asset, which is why we strive to share it with others securely through trusted sources. VCU's data governance program provides value through its process model for continuous improvement in data quality, data access controls, standard data definitions and distribution of information.
The Academic Analytics (AA) tool is used to strengthen and build areas of excellence. This tool incorporates nationwide data to assist institutions in benchmarking activities at the academic discipline level.