Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research
The mission of the Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research (OPAR) is to support the achievement of the University's mission by providing timely, accurate, and unbiased data and assessments for decision-making, and institutional effectiveness.
These activities include strategic and operational planning, assessment, institutional research and institutional reporting and surveys. The Office's efforts are directed toward identifying, analyzing and monitoring internal and external trends and developments that influence the University's mission and strategic vision.
The Office coordinates the implementation of the University's institutional effectiveness system, supports accreditation activities and provides Web support services. Through its research and analytical activities, the Office develops recommendations on strategic responses, policy issues and plans of action, and provides information and data that inform administrative and management decisions.