In the rapidly changing landscape of higher education, it is more important than ever for institutions to use data strategically to improve campus services and craft informed polices. Traditionally, the "clients" of Institutional Research have been limited to college presidents, chief academic officers, and other top university administration officials. The ACP believes that deeper analysis and communication with non-traditional "clients" (e.g. student affairs, libraries, instructional designers) can give rise to new insights to help institutions meet their goals and fulfill their missions.
The ACP provides members with tools, services, and guidance to harness the power of their data, and fosters partnerships between departments and institutions.