The Office of Institutional Research is responsible for managing the coding of all university-recognized units or departments and the relationship of those units within the university hierarchy. This includes the creation of new units, renaming existing units, moving units from one college or major administrative unit (MAU) to another, and discontinuing or sun-setting units. The System of Record for unit codes and relationships is the Organization of Interest (OOI) application and database. Institutional Research is the business owner of this application.
All university entities are assigned an 8 digit organization code (org code) which is an ID by which the entity is recognized in all university systems. These assigned org codes will not change even if the org moves from one hierarchical group to another.
Units, colleges and/or MAUs desiring an organizational change should send an email to email@example.com with information about the requested change. This email will begin the process.
Our Organization Planning Group meets regularly to assist units in planning and implementing all types of organizational change. This group also ensures that those changes are distributed to all MSU business systems. The Organization Planning Group consists of subject matter experts from identified MSU business systems and applications.
Data about units, codes and relationships recorded in the OOI application can be accessed through our unit search tool (login required) as well as Business Intelligence (BI) Cognos reports and from the MSU Enterprise Data Warehouse (MSUEDW). For questions and information about these reports/views, and for any other questions on unit codes and relationships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.