The Planning Office coordinates and supports the planning process of the university in cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research. It does this by assisting individual departments in planning as the need may arise, by coordinating the documentation of planning throughout the entire university, by evaluating the effectiveness of the planning process and leading the effort to continuously improve the quality of the process in pursuit of Xavier's mission.
The Office of Institutional Research contributes to the mission of Xavier University by collecting, analyzing, and distributing information about Xavier for all purposes, but especially in support of the university's planning and assessment activities.
The Office of Assessment processes are designed to support the University mission by identifying expected outcomes and determining the extent to which these outcomes are met according to appropriate evidence. Assessment at Xavier is campus-wide, ongoing, and cyclical, encompassing all facets of the educational enterprise including the University’s educational programs, administrative support services, and educational support services including research and community outreach. To achieve these aims, the University systematically collects, analyzes and employs relevant data to inform the decisions of Xavier’s leadership.
Ronald R. Durnford, Ph.D.
Vice President, Planning, Institutional Research & Assessment