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Director of Institutional Assessment Announced

Hello Campus Community,


I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sharlene Sayegh has accepted the position of Director of Institutional Assessment (DIA). In this new role, she will direct the assessment activities of Academic Affairs, collaborate in assessment efforts with other Divisions, and coordinate efforts related to Institutional Effectiveness. The DIA will evaluate and recommend structures and policies regarding assessment across the university. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs, the DIA will work closely with Program Directors, Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, faculty, and staff to determine their challenges and needs regarding assessment. Additionally, the DIA will lead efforts for achieving successful institutional outcome measurement and closing the loop. She will serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for the campus.


Sharlene Sayegh earned her BA in History and MA in History and Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Ph.D. in History and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. As a member of CSULB’s history department, Dr. Sayegh participated in numerous assessment activities, including coordinating the department’s core curriculum committee for several years. She has merged her history training and assessment expertise by taking part in the annual AP World History readings as a sample selector. In 2009, Dr. Sayegh was appointed as the Director of Program Review and Assessment. . During her tenure in this position, Dr. Sayegh provided support to Colleges, Departments, and Faculty in their assessment efforts. She led the campus outcome alignment initiative in 2013, and she also led the core competency outcome initiative in 2018-20. In this role she also helped to navigate the institution’s successful 2010 reaffirmation of accreditation.


Dr. Sayegh is a leader in the assessment community. In 2012, she was accepted to WSCUC’s highly competitive Assessment Leadership Academy, which is a year-long assessment fellowship. After she graduated from the program, she was invited by WSCUC to co-facilitate the popular "Assessment 101" workshop which she continued until January 2017. In recognition of her assessment work and knowledge of accreditation and the higher-education landscape, Dr. Sayegh was approached by two national leaders in assessment, Trudy Banta and Peter Ewell to publish a brief article on alignment and to co-facilitate a pre-conference workshop for the WASC ARC, respectively. She has also co-facilitated assessment workshops for the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs knowledge community of NASPA. Since her appointment as Accreditation Liaison Officer in 2017, Dr. Sayegh has served as an accreditation site reviewer as well as Assistant Chair for WSCUC accreditation teams.


Please join me in welcoming Sharlene Sayegh to this new role.


Jody Cormack


Vice Provost Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies