Planning and Institutional Research

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The Department of Planning and Institutional Research will provide support to University decision-making through data collection and analytic activities, research projects, and strategic planning, as well as consultation, facilitation, and training services.

The PIR Mission

PIR mission

Planning and Institutional Research (PIR) supports University decision making, strategic planning, and policy development by performing rigorous data collection, analysis, and interpretation. We provide leadership for the institutional research function and support for strategic planning across the University through collaboration with partners and the sharing of best practices. By advocating for data integrity and appropriate access to information, we ensure that decision makers and stakeholders are informed and prepared.  We work directly with University leaders for the benefit of all of the University’s constituents: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.

Institutional Research

Strategic Planning

Contact PIR@psu.edu with questions.