Office Mission

The Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment at Xavier University of Louisiana will serve as the academic model in the profession of planning, institutional research, and assessment by creating and providing useful, accurate, and timely information and support to all constituents in a knowledgeable and professional manner


A principal focus of the planning function is to facilitate the development of the University strategic plan and to monitor and report progress in the University’s attainment of the goals and objectives of the plan.

Institutional Research

Institutional research focuses on the gathering, analysis and reporting of data and information to serve the needs of the University community, to support the strategic plan, and to meet the requirements of external agencies and entities.


Assessment focuses on identifying expected outcomes for each university department, determining the extent to which these outcomes are met, providing evidence of improvement based on these findings and periodically reporting the results.