Planning & Institutional Effectiveness


The Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness is dedicated to providing the University community with information and analysis to support planning, decision-making, and overall improvement. Institutional effectiveness encapsulates a number of processes that serve to facilitate the comparison of institutional performance to our stated mission and institutional goals; namely, our strategic plan. Institutional effectiveness practices at the University are both at once evaluative and developmental. The office shares a strong, collaborative relationship with the Office of Institutional Research, and partners with other offices under the larger Institutional Effectiveness umbrella. 

The primary responsibilities of the office include the coordination of:

  • Managing institutional planning activities and the implementation of our planning & institutional effectiveness model
  • Reporting of institutional performance measures and outcomes
  • External analysis activities, such as environmental scanning
  • Selected institutional evaluation & assessment services and projects
  • Managing our institutional accreditation
  • Coordinating institutional policy & governance activities

 Read a recent article on the potential partnerships between institutional policy and institutional research professionals here: .

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New! View a progress letter regarding our strategic plan here.