The FAS Office of Institutional Research and Information Systems is responsible for providing Arts & Science and University leadership with information that supports planning, policy formation, and decision making in the Arts & Science schools; for coordinating responses to inquiries for school-related information; for serving as a comprehensive source for statistical analysis regarding NYU's Arts & Science programs; and for administering the Arts & Science Information System (OASIS). We also perform regular and ad hoc analyses for Arts & Science leadership as needed, including the bi-annual FAS Faculty Equity Study.
Among ongoing projects of the Arts & Science Office of Institutional Research and Information Systems are the following:
Maintenance of the Arts & Science Record: We execute scheduled downloads of information from various university data systems and augment with manual data collection and correction as necessary. Sources include University Payroll (PeopleSync), the Registrar's Student Information System (Albert), the University Financial System (UDW+), and the Net Tuition Revenue Model (NTRM). We maintain documentation of our database structures and procedures. We work with NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) and FAS Computing and Information Technology (FAS IT) to improve methodology.
Development of the Arts & Science Information System (OASIS): We continue to expand these internet applications to support changing operational needs in CAS, GSAS, and LS.
FAS Data Profiles of Academic Units: In conjunction with Deans from FAS, CAS, and GSAS, we produce an annual document of vital statistics each Spring for Decanal and Department review. These Department Profiles detail quantifiable activities and trends that are related to university and school goals, and facilitate preparation of the Annual Planning Report (APR). These profiles are published to each department's leadership each year on the Unit Profile within OASIS.
The NYU Office of Institutional Research and Program Evaluation publishes reports on students, faculty, enrollment, and resources for the GNU as a whole.