The Office of Planning and Effectiveness provides leadership and service in support of the university’s culture of assessment.  Responsive to both internal and external stakeholders, the team collaborates with university colleagues in assessment planning, implementation, data analysis, feedback, and dissemination.  Such cooperation is based upon institutional and student learning assessment models that are integrated into academic and institutional strategic planning and decision making.  In keeping with the university’s threefold mission of education in Christian faith, reason, and justice, the Office subscribes to the values of integrity, accessibility, and transparency.  Assessments based upon these characteristics provide data that document excellence and support improvement fostering the university’s ongoing growth and renewal.