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The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIRPA)

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIRPA) functions as the official source for all CBU academic and administrative information, facilitates strategic planning, plus oversees outcomes assessment and program review.  Our mission includes defining, collecting, organizing, and analyzing institutional and other data to support CBU management, operations, decision-making, and planning functions.  The OIRPA also oversees and facilitates the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
A service unit within the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, OIRPA meets information needs required by the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, and faculty.  OIRPA also serves other CBU administrative offices and committees as time and resources permit.  Additionally, OIRPA fulfills data requests from external organizations and completes various compliance reporting required by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, and accrediting agencies.

New Institutional Research Board (IRB) Handbook is Now Available!

The new Faculty and Student IRB Handbook (Sep 2013) and IRB application forms are now available in the IRB section listed on the right. 


OIRPA Reference Handbook
Faculty and Administrative Assistant's Reference Handbook (Nov 2012) (.docx, 55K)
For a quick introduction  to the areas and functions overseen by the OIRPA, click on the Reference Handbook listed above and read it here online or save a copy on your computer.  You may also print a copy.  Thank you for your interest in the OIRPA.
OIRPA Overview
OIRPA Orientation Handout (.pdf, 344K)
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Neal F. McBride, Ed.D., Ph.D., CIP   

Associate Provost


Phillip (Phil) T. Martinez, M.A.

Director of Assessment



Vicki D. Cleveland, M.P.A.

Director of Institutional Research


Brian A. Niemeier, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Institutional Research
Phone:  951.552.8650
Fax:  951.552.8742

James Building, Room 103 (Assessment & Planning) and
Lancer Arms North, Room 49 (Institutional Research)
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA  92506
Office Hours
Monday -Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST