Institutional Strategy & Research
At Taylor University, we are committed to strengthening our educational practices through continuous learning and research while creating relationships that spur academic, relational, and spiritual growth. We pursue this in order to achieve quality, excellence, and accountability within our institution.
Through our strategic plan and institutional research efforts, we craft a quality educational experience for our students who are continually looking to reach excellence. None of this would be possible without accountability among our faculty and staff as they influence our student body to achieve. Our students form accountability with their own peers to not only succeed in the classroom, but also to nourish their relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ.
Taylor’s commitment to quality, excellence, and accountability is foundational through our institutional programs, research, and centers put in place to uphold these values.
Our strategic plan is used to sustain and strengthen our goal for quality improvement of our academic and student affairs programs. The improvement we strive for is continually assessed by the University Planning Council to make sure our mission and goals are accomplished. The Planning Council receives reports, reviews the institutional performance and long-range planning system to advise the University Cabinet on key needs and priorities to fulfill its mission and purposes.
For more information, contact the Office of the President.
The Institutional Research Office supports decision making by assisting in data collection, interpretation of institutional data and creation of strategic reports across the university. The Institutional Research Analyst is responsible for collecting, maintaining, analyzing, projecting and reporting institutional data for our strategic planning and assessment process. They respond to surveys, requests from the department of education such as IPEDS, completing guidebooks like U.S. News & World Report, and preparing a collection of University Facts. This provides support for university-wide planning activities through data enriched decision-making for recommending policy, processes, and program changes bases on reports and data.
For more information, contact the Institutional Research Analyst: Steve Dayton.