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Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research

Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research

Welcome to OPAR

The mission of the Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research is to coordinate institution-wide planning, assessment and institutional research activities in support of the University's three-fold mission of teaching, research and service.

These activities include strategic and operational planning, assessment, institutional research and institutional reporting and surveys. The Office's efforts are directed toward identifying, analyzing and monitoring internal and external trends and developments that influence the University's mission and strategic vision.

The Office coordinates the implementation of the University's institutional effectiveness system, supports accreditation activities and provides Web support services. Through its research and analytical activities, the Office develops recommendations on strategic responses, policy issues and plans of action, and provides information and data that inform administrative and management decisions.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research (OPAR) is to support the achievement of the University’s mission by providing timely, accurate, and unbiased data and assessments for decision-making, and institutional effectiveness.

These activities include strategic and operational planning, assessment, institutional research and institutional reporting and surveys. The Office’s efforts are directed toward identifying, analyzing and monitoring internal and external trends and developments that influence the University’s mission and strategic vision.

The Office coordinates the implementation of the University’s institutional effectiveness system, supports accreditation activities and provides Web support services. Through its research and analytical activities, the Office develops recommendations on strategic responses, policy issues and plans of action, and provides information and data that inform administrative and management decisions.

Interview Insight

CAU Now Features Dr. Lauren Lopez, Dr. Jenny Jones

Dr. Lauren Lopez, Vice President, Office of Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research/ SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison (IAL)
Executive Director of Assessment and Effectiveness
Telephone: (404) 971-1593
E-mail: llopez@cau.edu

Dr. Tarji Kinsey, Associate Vice President of Accreditation and Data Management
Telephone: (404) 880-8082
E-mail: tkinsey@cau.edu

Ms. Dawn Mitchem, Project Coordinator
Telephone: (404) 880-8061
E-mail: dmitchem@cau.edu

Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research

Phone: 404-880-8061
300, Kresge Hall
223 James P Brawley Drive Atlanta, GA 30314