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Institutional Research and Planning

Institutional Research and Planning


To be a leading, trusted resource for decision support information and insight that helps Langston University achieve its strategic goals and objectives.


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) is to serve as a support mechanism and resource office for Langston University, thereby allowing the university to make data-informed decisions in the areas of (a) academic success, (b) faculty growth and development, (c) university-wide communication strategies, (d) academic program expansion, and (e) effective use of resources.

IRP accomplishes its mission by producing, collecting and disseminating multiple forms of quantitative and qualitative data, by fulfilling data requests for all constituent groups of the University, and by creating and monitoring data-informed plans in critical areas of the university.

It carries out its responsibility through the following 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 goals of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning are:

1. Provide decision-supporting data, research and analysis to facilitate the University's strategic planning process, accreditation, benchmarking, assessment, and institutional effectiveness activities.

2. Provide data, interpretation, and resource sharing to internal units and external constituencies on issues related to the University.

3. Foster professional development and growth of Institutional Research staff and the university community.

4. Ensure that data submitted to external reporting agencies are accurate and conform to the state, federal, and University's business rules.

5. Provide information and conduct analysis pertinent to current discourse, decision making needs, and strategic goals.

Institutional Research and Planning Data Request Form

Institutional Research and Planning Data Request Form - PDF Version

Research & Reporting


Link to College Navigator
Link to OSRHE


OSRHE Assessment Reports


Ms. Sonya Simpson , Analyst/Programmer

Ms. Tiffany Marple, Research Analyst,

Dr. Sheilynda Stewart, Associate Vice President for Assessment and Accreditation


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.

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. Teressa Hunter Dean, School of Nursing and IRB Chairperson

Phone: (405) 466-3274 Fax: (405) 466-2915 Email:



Appendix A Webform

Appendix B Webform

Appendix C Webform

Appendix D Webform 1

Appendix D Webform 2

Appendix E Webform

Appendix F Webform

Appendix G Webform

Appendix H Webform

LU Assent Webform



Institutional Review Board Policies and Procedures Handbook The above document is in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print this form. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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.