Spring 2014-



Academic Assessment and Program Review has a new home



The Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review has moved to the 4th Floor in Sierra Hall, Mail Drop: 8370.


Bonnie Paller, Director of Academic Assessment and Program Review, Room 440, Extension 6712. 


Eli Bartle, Coordinator of Program Review, Room 433, Extension 6717.


Academic Assessment Liaison Committee Meetings


The calendar for Spring 2014 meetings of the Academic Assessment Liaison Committee is available on the Assessment website. The first meeting of College Assessment Coordinators will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 12:15-2:00p.m. Department and Program Liaisons will meet on Friday, February 28th from 12:15-2:00p.m. in University Hall Room 211. Everyone is welcome to attend.  


Annual Assessment Retreat – Save the Date


The 2013-14 Assessment Retreat is scheduled for Friday, May 9th from 9:30a.m. – 12:00p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451. Watch for details. Let us know what you would like to hear about at the retreat. Email Bonnie Paller or Anu Thakur.


Program Review Updates


The Office of Program Review congratulates the following programs and departments for completing their program review this academic year: Child and Adolescent Development, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Physics and Astronomy and Political Science. Looking to the future, the departments of Deaf Studies and Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, as well as the American Indian Studies program have external reviews scheduled for spring semester. The departments of Anthropology, Jewish Studies, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Religious Studies have hosted their external review and are in the final stages of the program review cycle. The Office of Program Review proudly presented the progress of those programs and departments to the Chancellor’s Office in the annual report.

Will your department or program be launching its program review soon? VISCOM has created an introductory video for the Office of Program Review as a resource to all programs undergoing or preparing for a review. Please find it here or on the Program Review website.


Upcoming Assessment Conferences Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities

February 27 – March 1, 2014

Portland, Oregon

See details on the Conference website.

Empowering Education through Assessment

March 14, 2014 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.

California State University, Fullerton

See details on the Conference website. Academic Resource Conference

As Others See Us: Higher Education 3600

April 23-25, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

See details on the Conference website.


Contact Bonnie Paller if you are interested in attending any of the conferences.


Calls for Proposals
Are you participating in the myCSUNtablet initiative? Visit the Moodle site for the assessment project aimed at answering the question: Does myCSUNtablet enhance the achievement of Student Learning Outcomes? Proposals must be received no later than February 7, 2014.


Questions and Comments: Contact Anu Thakur, Coordinator, Academic Assessment

Extension: 4962