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Department of Institutional Planning

We have an Academic Planning & Institutional Research component; a HEMIS component (responsible for the collection and validation of data submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training, among other things); and a Web Development component (responsible for making data available to the CPUT community via the MIS Portal on the University’s website, among other things).

The main functions of the Institutional Planning Department are to:
  • facilitate the University's strategic planning and academic planning processes
  • facilitate the development of HEQSF-aligned qualifications
  • conduct institutional research in support of planning and transformation
  • co-ordinate the University’s Hemis reporting
  • manage the updating of the CPUT academic structure
  • provide management information, including responding to ad hoc queries
  • promote the standard of data quality within the institution
  • maintain the necessary web infrastructure to deliver management information
  • provide training to CPUT staff members on Department-related matters
  • participate in CPUT projects, as required.

Our Vision

The vision of the Department of Institutional Planning is to be one of the leading decision-support units in Higher Education.

This vision ties Institutional Planning into the broader decision-making and planning processes of the institution. If the Department is fulfilling its function effectively, it will be assisting the University’s management and planning processes to deliver.

One key to Institutional Planning achieving its vision lies in quality data: collecting and verifying data, and making the data available to end users in a way that is helpful to them

A second key to the Department realizing its vision is communication. The Department tries to respond promptly to requests for assistance, whether from within CPUT or outside. It strives to make information available to users via the web, so that it is always available; and to make it available in ways that are flexible and meet the changing needs of users.

An ongoing dialogue with users is the best way to achieve these objectives, and any feedback you may have on the services we provide will be welcomed.