Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Reports
As part of its work, the Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness prepares and produces a number of reports each year. The Office responds to requests for internal ad hoc research and analysis, and coordinates a regular cycle of institutional studies related to planning. Due the nature and purpose of these reports, most are confidential in nature and are distributed to select internal audiences for improvement purposes.
Environmental scanning is a critical component to any good planning program. Scanning is a process by which an institution looks outside of itself to identify emerging and continuing trends, changes, and opportunities in its wider environment. Scans are used at the University to inform our SWOC analyses, whereby we identify internal strengths and weaknesses, and identify how those align with external opportunities and challenges to help us make informed decisions. As part of this process, the University planning model applies the Jesuit practice of discernment - choosing between the many good things we could do to identify those we should do - to prioritize planning goals.
Several of the scans featured below hail from the SWOC processes for the University's 2005-2010 strategic plan development. Newer scans to support the current process for developing our next plan for 2015-2010 are also included here. This list will continue to be updated throughout this planning cycle.
Scanning Reports: 2015-2020
Institutional Effectiveness Studies & Reports:
NOTE: Many of the studies conducted are for the confidential, developmental use of the University departments involved. Reports from these studies are not included on this web page.