The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Analysis serves the UAB community and external constituents by providing data, information, and analyses related to students, faculty, staff, programs, financial resources, and policies.

We conduct institutional research to promote the strategic goals of UAB, provide data and analytics services to support informed decision-making across the UAB community, report to various state and federal agencies, and respond to requests from other institutions and the general public.


To establish an exemplary institutional research operation and institutional effectiveness system in support of UAB’s mission and to promote the ethical use of data for reporting and informed decision making.


The UAB Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis serves institutional administrators, faculty, staff, students, and patients by collecting, organizing, validating, analyzing, modeling, and disseminating institutional and external data to support planning, assessment of effectiveness, decision making, and accreditation.


The members of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis hold the same shared values as those of the university, as expressed in the UAB Forging the Future Strategic Plan: integrity; respect, diversity and inclusiveness; collaboration; excellence and achievement; stewardship; and accountability.

Moreover, this office adheres to the ethical principles of our profession and community, as defined by the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Upcoming Dates


IPEDS Spring Collection
Census - Summer (tentative)
Census - Fall (tentative)

Institutional Survey Dates

First Destination Survey (FDS)

July 2023, November 2023, March 2024

Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)

March-April 2023 and September- November 2023

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement

February-May 2024

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

February-May 2024