The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research will foster a culture of informed decision-making and improvement and will contribute to the scholarship and advancement of assessment and institutional research.


The Office of Assessment and Institutional Research (OAIR) provides accurate, timely, and actionable information that is accessible to Tulane decision makers; facilitates assessment activities of academic and administrative departments to advance student learning and program effectiveness; leads Tulane's accreditation efforts; and satisfies data and information requests from internal and external stakeholders.

By advancing assessment and improvement initiatives, OAIR supports the University in achieving its mission to enrich the capacity of individuals, organizations, and communities to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.

Build and foster collaborative working relationships.

Impart knowledge of international, national, state, and local trends and provide institutional context for analyses.

Ethics and Integrity
Maintain the highest level of integrity by adhering to accepted professional practices in proper research protocols, data management, privacy, and security.

Represent and reflect increasingly diverse populations and experiences through culturally responsive terminology, analyses, and reporting.

Incorporate emerging techniques and procedures when fulfilling our mission.

Anticipate needs and pursue opportunities that support the university community.

Communicate data and information, methodologies, and practices in an open, honest, and comprehensive manner.