Office of Academic Planning and Accountability

Robert S. Goldstein, the Vice Provost for Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Analytics leads the Office of Academic Planning and Accountability (OAPA), which consists of three reporting units:  Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), Institutional Effectiveness (IE), and Accreditation and Academic Planning (AAP).  

Direct responsibilities support several key university-wide functions, including institutional research, data analytics and visualization, strategic planning, and institutional effectiveness.  

Together with the Associate University Provost/SACSCOC liaison, the Vice Provost is also responsible for all matters concerning institutional accreditation (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission of Colleges [SACSCOC]), program-level accreditation, academic program approval and review, educational affiliations, centers and institutes, tuition reciprocity, and the academic common market.  

The position also serves as the university liaison to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) on academic-specific data matters.

Goldstein oversees