The Department of University Planning and Effectiveness (UPE) facilitates a climate of improvement, innovation, and sustainability through ongoing 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 provides 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 planning and assessment workshops to faculty and staff; develop and refine outcome assessment plans with academic department chairs and operational directors; and maintain an archive of current and completed department plans, program reviews, and assessment-related documents. As a part of the division of Planning, Budget and Finance, UPE also leads selected initiatives to report and improve on campus-wide effectiveness in key areas.