Office of Program and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE)
Welcome to OPIE!
The Office of Program & Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) in Academic Affairs is committed to promoting educational effectiveness through the complementary actions of annual institutional assessment (of Institutional Learning Outcomes and GE Learning Outcomes), periodic program review, and annual assessment of student learning. OPIE partners with staff from the Division of Student Affairs and Institutional Research & Analytics to provide and interpret meaningful data for the campus community.
The Institutional Assessment Office collects and analyzes data related to a wider variety of institutional projects, student learning outcomes assessment, and accreditation. This office coordinates with Senate committees to advise, coordinate and implement campus-wide assessment efforts, including assessment in general education. In addition, the office is the liaison office between CSULB and our regional accreditor, WSCUC (WASC).
The Program Review & Assessment office provides feedback on all program-level and academic support unit assessment reports In addition, the office conducts workshops on learning outcomes at the course and program level and provides outreach and guidance to academic and academic support programs working on curriculum maps, assessment plans, and new program learning outcomes.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jody Cormack
Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies
BH 302, Jody.Cormack@csulb.edu
As Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Dr. Cormack oversees all assessment activities on campus. Her portfolio includes: Institutional Assessment, Program Review & Assessment, Graduate Studies, and Academic Programs (which includes Campus Curriculum and Articulation).
Dr. Sharlene Sayegh
Director of Institutional Assessment & ALO
LIB 202A, Sharlene.Sayegh@csulb.edu, (562) 985-7094
Sharlene's office works with institutional divisions and units to ensure that our initiatives and activities meet our mission and vision. Her office works closely with Institutional Research and the Division of Student Affairs to analyze multiple data points for measuring institutional effectiveness. Sharlene's office also handles all issues related to our regional accreditation with WSCUC.
Dr. David Sheridan
Coordinator of Program Review & Assessment
LIB 202D, David.Sheridan@csulb.edu, (562) 985-8360
David's office works closely with departments and academic support units on their program review and assessment needs. If your department is scheduled for a program review in the near future, or you have questions about degree-program assessment activities, please reach out to David.
Data and Program Analyst for Institutional Effectiveness
LIB 208, Tiffanie.Graves@csulb.edu
Tiffanie Graves provides the data analysis support for OPIE. She serves as liaison between OPIE and Institutional Research and supports not only assessment and program review, but also Graduate Studies and Academic Programs.