Assessing Data for Decision Making

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment serves Azusa Pacific University by collecting, synthesizing and converting data into accurate and consistent information useful for decision-making processes within the university community as APU strives to demonstrate God-honoring excellence to both internal and external audiences. The office exists to help establish, plan, organize, and promote effective program assessment policy, practices, and procedures. The office provides resources, training, and consultations designed to help academic and student life departments successfully assess their educational effectiveness. The office also serves APU by helping coordinate and facilitate the academic program review process.

News & Features

  • Positive Assist

    LyDell Cardwell ’15 grew up on the rough streets of East Palo Alto, California. Cardwell had every opportunity to get mixed up with violence, gangs, and negativity, but he didn’t.

  • Man Exonerated from Murder Conviction Speaks at APU

    Wrongly convicted of murder, Nick Yarris spent 21 years on prison’s death row before his exoneration. He spoke to students in the new Department of Criminal Justice, describing his journey.

  • APU Professor Karen Longman Earns Global Leadership Award

    The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) named Karen A. Longman, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Higher Education, the 2016 John R. Dellenback Global Leadership Award recipient.