About IRAP

As the largest public academic research institution in the world, UC plays a major role in promoting social mobility, fulfilling dreams, and contributing to the economic development of California and the nation.

UC is a leader in advocating for the purpose and importance of public higher education. By providing timely, accurate, consistent and reliable information about UC and the environment in which it operates, Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) illustrates UC’s progress, challenges, and outcomes in support of its mission.

Vision

To be the University of California's most trusted source for information.

Values

IRAP is guided by a set of values that reflect the principles we aspire to in our work product and collegial relationships. We delineate their practical meaning here, and also look to specific quotes to remind us and inspire us to live our values.

Accuracy

"If you don't have the time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?"
- John Wooden

Produce trustworthy, unbiased, relevant, and thorough analyses that provide context, inform policy, assist program development, and guide decision-making.



Creativity

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." 
- Maya Angelou
Develop data-driven narratives and data visualizations that are innovative and compelling, and that offer decision support.



Collaboration

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." 
- Helen Keller
Engage with colleagues within the UC Office of the President, at UC campuses, and among external partners to advance the mission of UC and the goals of public higher education.



Expertise

"The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself."
- Oscar Wilde
Provide substantive context for understanding and managing key areas, including student admissions, financial aid, enrollment, student outcomes, academic programs, policies, personnel, research, finance, and workforce.

Skill sets

Areas of expertise include accountability/performance outcome reporting, academic planning and policy, students (i.e., admissions, enrollment planning, financial support, student experience, and outcomes), research, finance, and workforce and compensation. IRAP experts not only have an extensive understanding of existing institutional data resources and potential uses, we can integrate data across subject areas to produce a comprehensive picture and support collaborative work.