The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning oversees institutional research and assessment for external and internal research purposes including:

  • the preparation of standard reporting for outside entities, including the completion of surveys to satisfy IPEDS, HEDS, NCAA and AICUP requirements.
  • The oversight of  the annual academic and administrative assessment cycle and assessment of general academic requirements.
  • Working with the Office of the Registrar, provides data for internal analysis and program reviews.
  • Disseminates information about a wide range of outcomes to the campus community and external stakeholders.
  • Conducts analysis of institutional effectiveness related to the College’s strategic priorities
  • Administers student surveys from external groups such as HEDS and NSSE
  • Supports the Middle States Commision on Higher Education accreditation process


Institutional effectiveness and assessment is a coordinated effort that brings together staff and faculty from across the institution to work collaboratively to implement our campus assessment plan.  The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning sits within the Office of the Provost and is overseen by the Dean of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness. The Assessment Team includes the following members:

Michele Moser Deegan, Political Science - Dean for Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness,

Laura Edelman, Psychology - General Education Assessment Coordinator,

Elizabeth McCain, Biology - Academic Assessment Co-coordinator,

Susan Kahlenberg, Media and Communication - Academic Assessment Co-coordinator

Kimberly Anderson, Advancement - Administrative Assessment Co-coordinator,

Gabriel Hurtado - Enrollment Management - Administrative Assessment Co-coordinator,