OPDS Information / Report Request Form
As Office of Planning and Decision Support (OPDS), we respectfully ask that all requests for institutional data / information, statistical
analysis and research concerning but not limited to Students, Course, Academic Programs, Personnel (including faculty and staff) and institutional level
surveys administered by our office to be made via the request form below. Requests are tracked for resource planning purposes so that the Office of
Planning and Decision Support can make efficient and effective use of its resources and continue to improve its services to the university community and
external entities as necessary.
Please complete all required and any other pertinent fields in the form below.
A member from the OPDS team may contact you for clarification. If you need assistance, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When possible, the person submitting this form should be the information user or the person most familiar with the detailed
requirements of the report requested.
* Request Origin;
Please describe your reporting need as much in detail as possible to include;
* - the purpose,
*and the following;
- what question(s) are trying to be answered,
- who will use the data (the target audience),
- and how they will use it.
*What is the reporting period for this request?
Please note that “Fall” is used to produce official figures for most Federal, State and Accreditation related reporting
Will this request be required on a regular basis? This is for planning purposes only; you will still need to submit the request each time
you require an update.
*What is the anticipated frequency for this request?
Normal turnaround time is two weeks (10 working days), and your scheduled due date is:
If the request requires completion prior to the date above, please state the date you are requesting and
describe the urgency of the request.
Please note that based on departmental priorities, a written explanation may not guarantee delivery by your request date.
Select Due Date:
Description of Urgency
Office of Planning and Decision Support (OPDS) Staff Consultation
It is OK to consult with the Office of Planning and Decision Support staff by phone or email before submitting an information or report
request. Please note consultation with our office
does not constitute a
therefore please follow up with this request form to clarify your project requirements and allow your project to be prioritized,
scheduled, and assigned to a staff member.
After submitting this request form, someone from OPDS may still need to contact you to clarify the report specs and agree on delivery
Please note that OPDS team member you initially contacted and consulted with regarding this request
may not be the person who will work on the request.
Have you already discussed this project with someone from OPDS?
If so, please select the staff
member you did communicate with from the list below;
Janice G. Baab
Shannon M. Cribbs
William R. Evans
Michael S. Jones
Jill C. Kubichan
Zachary T. Miller
Connie W. Peyton
David L. Phillips
Planning & Decision SupportOffice of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
901 West Franklin Street P.O. Box 842527 Richmond, Virginia
23284-2527 Phone:(804) 827-0029 | Fax: (804) 828-4753 OPDS@vcu.edu