The Mission of the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness is:

  1. To provide oversight for and facilitate a consistent cycle of planning and continuous improvement.
  2. To promote and contribute to a culture of decision making that is mission-driven and data informed.
  3. To support the university's efforts to develop and maintain a body of evidence that the institution is achieving its goals.


To provide Eastern constituencies with complete and accurate information both to inform decision making and to demonstrate how the University is advancing its mission of "preparing students for thoughtful lives of Christian faith, leadership and service."

We collaborate across all colleges and divisions of the University and integrates data about EU with institutional and student learning assessment results. Areas of responsibility include oversight and support of the University's strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, accreditation, compliance and risk management functions.


The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness is a division of the university led by the Vice President of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness.