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Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning has responsibility for data collection and the analysis, distribution, and presentation of this information for use in planning, assessment, decision-making and policy formation at the University.

Ensuring timeliness and accuracy, the Office also serves as the central repository for statistical information regarding the University and responds to information requests from a broad spectrum of internal and external clients. Other major functions include assisting University personnel with research and assessment methodology, evaluation, and analysis, and complying with state- and federally-mandated reporting requirements.

Department Staff

Kathleen BradyKathleen Brady, Ph.D. 
Vice Chancellor for Planning, Institutional Research and Metropolitan Studies 
(864) 503-5901
Yang JiangYang Jiang 
Director of Institutional Research
(864) 503-5094
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Research and Analysis Assistant 
(864) 503-5854

Zaneta SummersZaneta Summers  
Data Analysis and Reporting Specialist 
(864) 503-5796
Sam BinghamSam Bingham  
Institutional Reporting & Data Analysis 
(864) 503-5073

Administrative Assessment

General Education Assessment

Program Assessment


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Spartanburg, SC 29303
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Phone: 864-503-5490
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