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.