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Our Role at Emory

The Office of Planning and Budgeting manages key institutional responsibilities that include academic programs, accreditation, assessment, institutional data, and operating budgets.

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Accreditation and Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Planning advises faculty and staff on the development of new academic programs, ensures university-wide compliance with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and facilitates the process of Emory's reaffirmation of accreditation.

Contact: Nancy Bliwise | Associate Vice Provost, Academic Planning

Annual Assessments

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness leads and guides outcomes assessment processes for academic degree programs and educational and administrative support units.

  • Assessment report consultations with faculty members and administrators
  • Collaboration with committees to implement assessment policies and projects
  • Compliance report development for accreditation purposes

Contact: David Jordan | Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Data

The Office of Institutional Research provides timely and consistent information that supports planning, policy formation, institutional assessment, and decision-making, and serves as the university's primary data source for federal agencies, accrediting bodies, data exchange groups, and publishers of college guidebooks.

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey administration
  • Research design
  • General requests for institutional information

Contact: Melissa Bolyard | Director, Institutional Research

University Budget

The Office of University Budgets manages the annual planning cycle for the unrestricted operating budget, which funds Emory's academic and service units, based on a fiscal year that runs Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.

Contact: Michael Andrechak | Chief University Budget Officer and Vice Provost