About Us

The Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research (OSPIR) was launched in July 2009, though many of the functions performed by the office have been in place at Notre Dame for many years (e.g., institutional research, academic program review).

Our Mission

2018 OSPIR

Contribute strategic insight and act as trusted counsel to senior University leaders/University leadership, enabling Notre Dame to fulfill its mission of education, research, and scholarship informed by its Catholic character.

Our Vision

Challenge perspectives and act as a catalyst to advance Notre Dame’s strategic priorities.  Strengthen connections between units and illuminate information that deepens understanding and addresses University-wide questions.

Our Goals

  1. Proactively engage with partners across the University and higher education to highlight and address challenging questions of institutional significance.
  2. Connect people with relevant data and information that enable them to contextualize their work, perform analyses, make data-informed decisions, and address strategic opportunities and challenges.
  3. Leverage the power of evolving techniques, tools, and processes to enhance the capabilities of OSPIR and maximize its efficiency and effectiveness.
  4. Deliver core strategic planning and institutional research services to the University.