The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment was created in 2008 to meet the University’s growing needs for institutional data, analysis, and assessment. It includes the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and the Office of Survey Research and Analysis, which work together to provide a comprehensive analysis and interpretation of institutional data. The Office of the Academic Editor provides oversight of the annual GW Bulletin, which includes all regulations, courses, and program information. Cheryl Beil, Senior Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment, oversees these units.


The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment's mission is to:

  • collect, analyze, and interpret data and other relevant information about GW’s academic, administrative, business, and research environment and performance;
  • transform and contextualize data, analysis, and interpretations into usable information for planning, evaluation, and decision making; and
  • manage and facilitate the campus learning outcomes assessment process to improve teaching and learning.