Institutional Research and Planning

Institutional Research and Planning

Research, Planning and Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) is responsible for the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of accurate and timely information on all aspects of the university's activities in support of institutional planning, decision-making and reporting. The Office of Institutional Research carries out its responsibility through the following three major functions:

    1. Develop and maintain or have access to a base of information on students, courses, human resources, and finances for Langston University, peer institutions and national data sources.
    2. Provide timely and accurate information for planning, internal decision making and external accountability.
    3. Support the development, analysis and evaluation of policies and plans for Langston University through service to the senior administrators, faculty, and planning committees.

The Office of Institutional Research prepares a university School Profile, a Quick Facts, and a number of other periodic institutional and comparative reports. The office also serves as a clearinghouse for data and information surveys that originate from federal agencies, state government bodies, peer universities and various private publishers.

Staff: Dr. Carol Cawyer - Director,  Bridgett Page - Administrative Assistant, Ashland Boles - Research Coordinator,  Sherri Smith - Research Analyst

Center for Information Technology Research

The Center for Information Technology Research (CITR) at Langston University in Oklahoma is a multi-disciplinary research unit. The mission of the CITR is to:

  • Create, establish and maintain IT research in the institution’s campuses to enhance its performance statewide, nationwide, and worldwide;
  • Promote student and faculty interest in the study and research in IT;
  • Strengthen academic units towards their accreditation (ABET, AACBS...);
  • Identify and rationalize the capabilities of the institution to conduct graduate programs at MS, PhD level;
  • Advance the state of current research and practice in IT;
  • Provide the community with a forum for interdisciplinary work on IT related issues;
  • Enhancing the performance of individuals involved in the CITR activities;
  • Attract researchers and practitioners from Academia, Business, Industry, and Government into IT related projects.
  • Take advantage of the status of the institution by heavily contracting with US government agencies and private sector.

The Center expects to be supported by the hard work of its members in prospecting finances through grants and contracts. Learn more

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

IRB Policies and Procedures EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is designed to ascertain the acceptability of all proposed human subject research at Langston University. The IRB is primarily concerned with protection (level of risk) of human subjects in research, an essential function on all universities engaged in research. The IRB at Langston University consists of no less than ten (10) members who are selected based on experience and expertise in professional and community affairs and consideration of gender, racial and cultural background. At least one member shall represent a non-scientific interest (e.g., lawyer, ethicist, or member of the clergy). At least one student member is represented.

Contact: Dr. Darlington C. Mundende Associate Professor, Public Health Program and IRB Chairperson

Phone: (405) 466-3456 Fax: (405) 466-2915 Email:



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LU Assent Webform



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The following section highlights the current handbook and sets forth operational policies and procedures of the board. Part I describes the board's role and scope, membership, meetings, duties and responsibilities. Part II defines what is considered research, instances of non-research and policies on theses and dissertations. A description of human subjects is also presented. Part III contains the policy on informed consent, setting forth the need for this important element of research and identifying basic elements to be included in the informed consent statements, as well as exceptions to informed consent. Issues of confidentiality are described along with current government regulations related to specially protected individuals. Part IV describes three (3) categories of human subjects research and information to assist the researcher in determining which process to follow and which forms should accompany application. Part V describes the review process for each category of research, criteria for approval or disapproval of a research proposal, the meaning of various actions taken by the IRB, procedures related to periodic review, circumstances warranting suspension and/or termination of approval and a statement of records maintenance and management. The appendices contain forms related to each category of research and a section containing the guidelines related to special protected subjects.