• Improve
  • Innovate
  • Sustain


The Department of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (IEP) facilitates a climate of improvement, innovation, and sustainability through ongoing, integrated, institution-wide planning and evaluation processes   that supports Utah Valley University's mission fulfillment.



IEP is considered expert in the field of planning, evaluation and innovative strategy; is highly sought after for training and consulting services; serves as a model for planning and data driven decision-making for the UVU community and beyond; and is an integral and trusted team member on collaborative planning and evaluation projects.



IEP facilitates continuous improvement at the institution by providing tools for planning, methods for documenting outcomes, and a system for recording progress on short- and long-term goals designed to improve the institution. We provide workshops to faculty and staff to increase knowledge and awareness of planning and assessment practices; work with academic department chairs and operational directors to develop and refine outcome assessment plans; and maintain a warehouse of current and completed department plans, program reviews, and assessment-related documents. As a part of the division of Planning and Budget, IE&P leads, coordinates, and supports selected initiatives and projects related to examining, improving, and reporting on effectiveness campus-wide in key areas of Utah Valley University's mission and strategic priorities.






NWCCU Year 7 Accreditation Review


Utah Valley University will be evaluated by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities for the purpose of renewing its accreditation in fall 2017. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NWCCU indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. The evaluation will include a visit by a team of peer evaluators on October 25-27, 2017.

Utah Valley University is currently accredited by NWCCU. Its accreditation was most recently reaffirmed in 2010. UVU invites comments from members of the community concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation. Comments should be sent before September 25, 2017, in writing and signed, directly to: 


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100

Redmond, Washington 98052-3981 


Anonymous comments, emails, or telephone calls will not be accepted for consideration by the Commission.   



For more information, visit http://www.uvu.edu/accreditation/