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COVID-19 Modified Operations

UPE will be operating remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. We will be happy to work with you virtually to support your strategic planning and assessment work. Please contact Amanda Cooke via email at or by phone at (801) 863-5953 for assistance.

For more information, visit the COVID-19 information website.


The Department of University Planning & Effectiveness (UPE) 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.


UPE 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.


UPE 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, Budget, and Human Resources, UPE 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.