Office of Academic Assessment & Program Review

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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

 

OUR TEAM

Sakile Camara, PhD

Director
Email: sakile.camara@csun.edu

Jennifer Little, PhD

Associate Director
Email: jennifer.little@csun.edu

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. 


 

Gretchen Machiarella

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
2021-2024

TBD

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
2023-2026

TBD

Michael D Eisner College of Education
2023-2026

TBD

Engineering and Computer Science
2021-2024

Jennifer Little, PhD

Health and Human Development
2022-2025

TBD

Science and Mathematics
2023-2026

Jennifer DeMaio

Social and Behavioral Science
2022-2025

Claire White

College of Humanities
2021-2024

OUR OFFICE

WHERE?

Office of Academic Assessment
and Program Review
University Hall
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330

WHEN?

Hours: Monday - Friday
(8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

HOW?

Phone: 818-677-6717