Strategic Analytics & Institutional Research serves as a resource for the Appalachian State University community. We provide data and strategic analytics for institutional decision-making and official external reporting. AppAnalytics Institutional Research Request Data Quick Facts IRAP Home Analytics can save higher education. Really. The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), EDUCAUSE, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) stand together with a strong sense of urgency to reaffirm higher education’s commitment to the use of data and analytics to make better strategic decisions.