The Strategic Role of Office of Institutional Research in University Organizational Development

Jafar Toroghi, Mahbubeh Arefi, Hadi Marjaee

Abstract


University organizational development is a strategic effort for continuous and organized university performance, which can provide an ability to internally and environmentally meet the requirements in the academic settings. It needs some measures such as domestic capacities and competences in university, as well as collecting and analyzing the required information to support the decision making of university management, which are defined as the responsibilities of Office of Institutional Research (OIR). The present research aims to determine the strategic role of OIR in university organizational development, investigating its features and dimensions in the selected universities. The findings highlight the most important strategies of OIR as follow: 1.collection, analysis, and publication of information, 2.studying on the process, planning, performance, resources, and effectiveness of decision making units in universities, 3.supporting the decision making of university management in planning and policy making, and improving the quality. The results of the current research depict a conceptual pattern involving the strategic elements of institutional research.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v6i2.9179

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