Request for Data, Information or Services
Guidelines for Requesting Data, Information or Services
The Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT) responds to
requests for data, information or services from Baylor administrators, faculty, and staff. Here are some
guidelines that may help you to clarify your request.
- Plan ahead. When making a request, take into account the time required
to capture and report the information you are requesting, especially if you
need the information by a specific date. Please allow at least TWO WEEKS for completion of your request.
- Identify the critical questions you want to answer. Be specific.
Do you need undergraduate enrollment or total enrollment? And for what time
period - Fall, Spring, Summer, current year, previous year? Do you want to
track a variable over time? The more specific you are about the questions
you are trying to answer, the more useful the information you receive will
- Submit your request to IRT. You may submit your request by completing
Request Form on-line. If you are completing a survey or other type
of form, please fax us a copy of the form along with any instructions (fax
Once your request form has been received and assigned to a member of the IRT
staff, you will be contacted to discuss your request and clarify the specific
information you need. Again, please allow at least two weeks for the completion of your request.