Exterior of Cox Administration building in spring

Institutional Effectiveness & Planning

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The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning supports campus-wide academic and administrative decision-making, assessment, and planning through the coordination of efforts and the collection, curation, analysis, and dissemination of data.

In all work, the IEP team strives to uphold the following values:

  • Ensure accuracy & completeness by using structured, repeatable, multi-step processes, and proven methodologies;

  • Act as responsible data stewards, protecting data from misuse and ensuring privacy and confidentiality;  

  • Promote equity by exploring at micro and macro levels to uncover disparity of experience; and, 

  • Seek to be fair and transparent, minimizing personal biases in research assumptions and conclusions.


The IEP team executes its mission via 5 key functions:

  • Integrated Planning 

  • Research & Analytics

  • Accreditation & Compliance 

  • Institutional Assessment & Evaluation 

  • Data Management 

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Stay In Touch

Oberlin's Institutional Effectiveness & Planning team strives to provide information that is accurate, timely, and accessible to our community. To request additional information, a consultation, or support, please send an email to iep@oberlin.edu.

Springtime trees in Tappan Square
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones