Mission/Vision/Values

Mission
The Office of Institutional Research provides accurate data, clarifies its meaning, and through the active use of that data, advances the mission of the University of Puget Sound.

Vision
We aspire to be an integral part of a Puget Sound culture where data is sought after, creates conversation, and is used to actuate positive change on campus and throughout higher education.

Values
Integrity: We are committed to the accuracy, honesty, and reliability of the data we house and share, whether we are the owner of that data or not.

Collaboration: We believe that we work best when we work together, sharing data and resources, within our office, across the campus, and throughout higher education.

Flexibility: We believe that our work is in constant flux, and we are committed to being nimble enough to embrace and respond to change, regardless of whether that change is internally generated or externally imposed.

Courage: We believe that it is our duty to share findings, whether celebrations or challenges, and to be a part of the use of those findings.

Awareness: We value a progressive approach that allows us to stay informed of the trends on campus and throughout higher education.

Collegiality: We value our relationships with other offices, and work toward understanding their work, and our role in their work.