Office of Planning and Institutional Research

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A highly-respected, highly-utilized office with a deeply collegial, service-oriented team that renders outstanding professional work, including:

  • Conducting cutting edge studies and offering technical assistance in support of strategic planning at the university, college and department levels.
  • Conducting evaluation and assessment studies and data analysis at all levels as well as offering technical assistance in these areas.
  • Managing and continuously improving the CATS data collection/analysis/reporting system, including preparing special reports and data mining.
  • Collecting certain externally mandated data and data for professional organizations. 

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Current OPIR News

  • Administered the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion survey to all Villanova Students.
  • Coordinated pilot of the online CATS system in the fall incorporating 400 course sections taught by 300 unique faculty members with invitations extended to 4,900 students to complete 8,200 CATS forms oline. The overall response rate for the pilot was 82%.
  • In November, the University's accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was extended for five years following the submission of Villanova's Periodic Review Report (PRR).
  • Welcomed Dr. Trina Das, as the new Director of Policy and Planning Analysis.

Office Location

St. Mary's Hall
Suite 110B, Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085


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