Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning facilitates the integration of institutional research, planning, analysis, and systematic assessment to inform evidenced-based decision making and learning for academic programs, administration, and student services. Primary functions of the Office include:

  • assisting and coordinating the development of unit institutional effectiveness and assessment plans;
  • providing data about the University and its students and personnel for external agencies, governing boards, program reviews, accreditation, the federal government, and internal constituencies;
  • conducting analytical studies that provide information to support planning and decision-making;
  • preparing reports on the effectiveness and improvement of educational programs and administrative/student support services;
  • ensuring the university maintains compliance with all principles, requirements, standards, and policies of SACSCOC;
  • providing oversight and organization of SACSCOC accreditation activities;
  • providing guidance and assistance to academic programs in self-studies and accreditation program reviews;
  • providing leadership and support to the University strategic planning process.