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Mardy Eimers, PhD
Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Quality Improvement

730 Lewis Hall
882-4077
EimersM@missouri.edu
  • Lead and set direction for the MU Institutional Research and Quality Improvement office
  • Work with Provost's and Chancellor's staff to determine campus Institutional Research and Quality Improvement priorities
  • Help coordinate campus committees and projects such as the faculty salary equity study, the faculty satisfaction survey and task force, the sexual assault survey and task force, the graduate employment and outcomes task force and academic program assessment, as well as similar initiatives
  • Support campus strategic planning efforts including performance metrics, action plans and strategies
  • Contribute to the campus and to institutional research through active participation and leadership in higher education organizations including the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), American Association of Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) and the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI)

Gera Burton, PhD
Director of Assessment

713 Lewis Hall
882-4250
BurtonG@missouri.edu
  • Direct and support assessment activities across campus, including but not limited to those related to accreditation and academic program assessment
  • As a member of the academic program assessment team, work closely with colleagues in the Office of the Provost and the Office of Institutional Research and Quality Improvement, as well as work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators across campus
  • Chair the Assessment Advisory Committee

Julie Brandt, PhD
Associate Director, Quality Improvement

712 Lewis Hall
884-7372
BrandtJU@missouri.edu
  • Work with the Provost, the Vice Provost of Institutional Research and Quality Improvement and other campus leaders to set the direction for quality and process improvement at MU.
  • Facilitate teams working on campus-wide improvement initiatives linked with strategic goals of MU.
  • Assist academic units in identifying and reaching improvement goals associated with program assessments and accreditation processes.
  • Provide training on the methods and tools used in process improvement for the purpose of enhancing team efforts associated with improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Conduct consultations on a case-by-case basis with administrative and academic units needing assistance with project identification, prioritization and focus.
  • Serve as a general resource to the campus on the subject of continuous quality and process improvement.

Kathy Schmidtke Felts, PhD
Associate Director, Institutional Research

707 Lewis Hall
882-4078
FeltsK@missouri.edu
  • MU institutional research lead on all advanced research studies and modeling (e.g., course demand model, interdisciplinary relationship matrices, transfer student success)
  • Coordinates institutional response to compliance reporting changes (e.g., race/ethnicity changes)
  • Facilitates and approves the MU institutional research responses to external survey requests (e.g., US News, Petersons, Fiske Guide)
  • AAU Data Exchange primary representative
  • Provide advanced analysis and modeling for grants (e.g., ADVANCE grant on senior women faculty in science and engineering fields, etc.)
  • Principal analyst for MU's Academic Analytic faculty scholarly productivity database
  • Educate data users on campus regarding effective uses and limitations of institutional research data

Ann Patton
Programmer Analyst, Institutional Research

710 Lewis Hall
882-8238
PattonTA@missouri.edu
  • Data integrity lead for MU institutional research data. Works with UM System and campus colleagues to ensure data are consistent, reliable, accessible and integrated
  • Serve as a liaison and advocate within MU and also between MU and UM System to find solutions and enhancements to data/reporting needs
  • Provide data and analysis to internal and external campus constituencies. This includes information and analysis for state/federal compliance reporting, accreditation and review and departmental survey and data exchange submissions
  • MU IR lead for annual faculty and staff salary analysis, financial aid analysis, graduate stipends and graduation rate analysis and comparisons

John Harding
Database Programmer Analyst, Institutional Research

716 Lewis Hall
884-3982
HardingJO@missouri.edu
  • Dual role for Institutional Research and Information Technology working with the Informatica Power Center ETL tool and Cognos
  • Responsible for development of data warehouse solutions needed with the Mizzou Data Source Project
  • Provide guidance and expertise in Cognos Reporting
  • Provide technical assistance in data reporting

Tara Warne-Griggs, PhD
Senior Analyst, Institutional Research and Quality Improvement

711 Lewis Hall
882-9617
WarneTR@missouri.edu
  • Lead analyst for COACHE survey of Faculty Satisfaction
  • Coordinate and conduct analysis of AAU Doctoral Exit Survey, NSSE data and Student Success Collaborative
  • Design surveys and conduct data analysis for quality improvement projects
  • Facilitate and provide project management consultation for quality improvement projects
  • Provide analytic support for AAUDE ad hoc requests
  • Research interests: Faculty development, student success, academic advising, public policy and quality improvement in higher education

Bev Peterson
Research Analyst, Institutional Research

715 Lewis Hall
884-2871
PetersonB@missouri.edu
  • Responsible for responding to and completing external surveys (e.g., U.S. News, Princeton Review, etc.)
  • Updates MU IRQI website, including tables related to enrollment, faculty and staff, degrees, etc.
  • MU Institutional Research lead analyst for the Voluntary System of Accountability, accountability measures and performance metrics
  • Lead analyst for ad hoc data and descriptive data requests

Christy Ludeman
Administrative Associate

721 Lewis Hall
882-4077
LudemanC@missouri.edu
  • Coordinates general office duties, produces fiscal and budget summaries and adheres to human resources policies and procedures
  • Answers routine questions about the University and/or direct inquiries to the appropriate MU IRQI research analyst
  • Responsible for scheduling travel, conferences and meetings
  • Prepares IRQI documents for web posting
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Phone: (573) 882-4077 • Fax: (573) 884-5545
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