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About OAPA

The mission of the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability (OAPA) is to provide a means of understanding the context and climate of our campus, programs, and students; to ensure continuous, systematic assessments and improvements occur within our academic and community activities; and to be accountable to the public, state, and accrediting agencies.

In order to accomplish our mission, the OAPA:

    • Oversee the preparation of the University Strategic Plan
    • Coordinate and supervise on-going institutional studies, research planning, and institutional effectiveness efforts for administrative decision making and continuous organizational improvements
    • Respond to both external and internal requests for institutional information
    • Make enrollment projections for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs
    • Serve as a liaison with the Council of Postsecondary Education (CPE) on planning and institutional research activities, including accountability reporting
    • Provide assistance in the program review process

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The Office of Academic Planning and Accountability consists of teams that work collaboratively on institutional research, planning, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness. Please click on the team name to view the organization of the office.

To contact a specific team member, please click on the appropriate name.

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Academic Planning and Accountability Adobe File

     Robert S. Goldstein

     Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Analytics

     Connie C. Shumake

     Assistant University Provost for Accreditation, Academic Planning and Engagement

     Bridget M. Burke

     Assistant to the Provost for Finance

     Carlye D. Philbin

     Administrative Associate to the Vice Provost

Institutional Research and Planning Adobe File

     Becky S. Patterson

     Executive Director, Institutional Research and Planning

     Lisa K. Horn

     Assistant Director, Operations and Support Services 

     Arnold L. Hook

     Assistant Director, Institutional Research and Planning

     Shari K. Barrow

     Institutional Research Analyst I 

     John Bossle

     Institutional Research Analyst I

     J. Chandler Hora

     Institutional Research Analyst I   

     Linda Hou

     Senior Institutional Research Analyst

     Erika C. Ruffin

     Institutional Research Analyst II

     Wesley Whistle

     Institutional Research Analyst I

Institutional Effectiveness Adobe File

     Cheryl B. Gilchrist

     Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness

     Katie Partin

     Assistant Director, Institutional Effectiveness

     Emily J. Noonan

     Institutional Research Analyst II

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