University Planning

University Planning

  • The Office of University Planning supports the work of institutional planning, accreditation, institutional research, and technology services. 

    The office is responsible for ensuring an integration of strategic and operational planning that advances the mission and values of Seattle University and that responds to the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.  The Seattle University strategic plan can be found here.  The office also manages the university’s relationship with its regional accrediting body, the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NWCCU).  Reports provided to NWCCU and information relating to the university’s accreditation status can be found here.  

    Successful institutional planning and accreditation requires systematic and comprehensive assessment of all academic, co-curricular and operational programs and services.  Information relating to assessment can be found here.

    The work described above is facilitated through data management, reporting and analysis as provided by the Office of Institutional Research, which is responsible for responding to the information needs of both the university community and numerous external partners.  Reports and data produced by the Office of Institutional Research can be found here.

    The Office of University Planning also oversees the work of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Information Technology and is responsible for the quality of technology services provided to faculty, staff, and students.  Information relating to information technology services can be found here.

    University Planning supports the excellence of a Seattle University education by helping to provide for faculty, staff and students an organizational culture driven by mission, focused on clear goals and objectives, appropriately responsive to changes in the external environment, and rigorous in the measurement of institutional performance.