Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning (OIERP) is responsible for ensuring data-driven decision making. The office oversees the functions of institutional research, accreditation, assessment, and planning. We strive to provide accurate, timely, and reliable information about Lincoln University.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating systemic, sustained and organized processes for collecting, analyzing and acting on assessment outcomes,
  • Facilitating the collection of data (from both internal and external sources) and the analysis, distribution, and presentation of this information for informed and strategic planning, decision making and policy formation.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of University statistics.
  • Assisting academic and administrative departments in the development, analysis, and interpretation of assessment strategies to meet the goals of defined learning outcomes
  • Coordinating all assessment activity at the University through the centralized support of an assessment and compliance management system
  • Supporting faculty and staff in conducting effective Program/Unit Assessment 
  • Providing professional development and training opportunities for conducting effective and meaningful​

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University Identification

IPEDS ID: 213598
OPE ID: 00329000
Carnegie Classification - Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Phone: 484-365-7842
Office Address: John Miller Dickey Hall Room 257
Nancy Smith Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Planning 484-365-7215
  • John Miller Dickey Hall Room 260