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Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) serves the Marymount University community and advances Marymount’s strategic priorities by working in collaboration and partnership with university faculty, staff, and students to provide information, data, and analyses that support and strengthen evidence-based planning and decision-making at the University. PIE offers a strong leadership role in the University’s ongoing self-reflection and is the source of official data and information for the University.


PIE strives to fulfill its mission by:

Accreditation and Compliance
  • Coordinating collection and dissemination of data to ensure institutional compliance with disclosure requirements
  • Overseeing accreditation compliance and SACSCOC reporting
  • Administering and analyzing institution-wide surveys examining students, faculty, staff, and alumni experiences at Marymount
  • Providing leadership, coordination, capacity-building, and support for annual assessment of educational outcomes and administrative effectiveness across the University
  • Providing methodological guidance and technological support for the evaluating of teaching effectiveness
Institutional Research and Decision Support
  • Providing oversight of institutional information and data resources to ensure integrity, accuracy, usability, and compliance with widely understood and accepted best practices
  • Compiling, analyzing, and reporting institutional data and comparative benchmarking to promote data-informed decision-making
  • Reporting institutional data and information to federal, state, and local governments, nonprofit organizations, publications, and other requestors
  • Developing innovative resources and data visualizations to effectively communicate data and information with internal and external stakeholders
  • Planning and coordinating new strategic initiatives and providing support for University-wide strategic planning efforts, including development and reporting of key performance indicators and progress toward goals

MU Statement on Confidential Data & Information