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Our Role at Emory


The Office of Planning and Administration manages key institutional responsibilities that include academic programs, accreditation, assessment, institutional data, and operating budgets. You can get a quick overview of our services below, and you can also visit our Office and People section to find our location, main office phone number, and contact information for our team members. If you have questions or feedback, please reach out to Nancy Bliwise | Vice Provost, Academic Planning; we look forward to talking with you.


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.

How we can help with accreditation and academic programs

Contact

Nancy Bliwise

Vice Provost, Academic Planning
nbliwis@emory.edu



Annual Assessments

The Office of Planning and Administration leads and guides outcomes assessment processes for academic degree programs and educational and administrative support units. Work with this office includes assessment report consultations with faculty members and administrators, collaboration with committees to implement assessment policies and projects, and compliance report development for accreditation purposes.

Collaboration with committees to implement assessment policies and projects

Assessment report consultations with faculty members and administrators

Compliance report development for accreditation purposes

Contact

David Jordan

Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Programs and Planning Institutional Accreditation
david.m.jordan@emory.edu


Institutional Data

The mission of the Institutional Research and Decision Support (IRDS) team is to be a good custodian of institutional data by integrating information from various stewards to develop comprehensive, valid reports and analyses to support enterprise decision making.

Contact

Justin Shepherd

Director, Institutional Research and Decision Support

justin.shepherd@emory.edu

404-727-0692


University Budgets

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 Sep. 1 through Aug. 31.

How we can help with budgets

Contact

Michael Andrechak 

Deputy Provost for Administration and Planning
mandrec@emory.edu