The mission of the OAAPR at CSUN is to provide quality assessment and program review service to the university, implement institutional-led assessment practices, streamline assessment practices, and increase the use of innovative technology in assessment and program review.
To improve higher education by inspiring and empowering faculty and staff to assess student artifacts through formative assessment practices and to make evidence-based decisions to enhance student learning and development.
Academic assessment and program review are two distinct processes that evaluate academic program quality and continuous improvement and are required to maintain CSUNs accreditation. Both processes are streamlined and led by the faculty to establish an action plan, informed in part by CSUNs assessment and institutional research data, external reviewer reports, and memorandums of understanding.
Sakile Camara, PhD
Jennifer Little, PhD
What is a College Assessment Lead (CAL)?
College Assessment Leads serve as liaisons between the units in their college and the Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review (OAAPR). Under close guidance from OAAPR, College Assessment Leads (CAL) support the mission of the University by coordinating ongoing assessments of the institution. Specifically, CALs provide support to improve program assessment activities, campus-wide participation through planning, training, norming workshops, and resource development, coordinating assessment efforts, and reporting as needed. CALs receive three units of reassigned time per semester in compensation for this work.
Linda S. Bowen
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
Michael D Eisner College of Education
Engineering and Computer Science
Jennifer Little, PhD
Health and Human Development
Mariano Loza-Coll and Matthew d’Alessio
Science and Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Science
College of Humanities
Jane Dieken and Shereazad Jimmy Gandhi
Office of Academic Assessment
and Program Review
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Hours: Monday - Friday
(8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)