Educational Effectiveness Committee

  1. To support the culture of reflective practice for program development and review at California Lutheran University (CLU), by:
      1. serving as a centralized resource for educational effectiveness activities
      2. promoting communication about best practices for program self-evaluations
  2. To support institution-wide evaluations and decision-making in support of integrating program review, strategic planning, accreditation, and institutional research
  3. To gather data on the achievement of university learning outcomes
  1. Provide recommendations to enhance the quality of university educational effectiveness at CLU
  2. Serve as educational effectiveness liaisons to units within CLU
  3. Oversee the mechanics and process of academic and non-academic program reviews
  4. Provide support for survey development, implementation and scheduling
  5. Provide educational effectiveness support for reaccreditation processes
  6. Provide support for the Director of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research

The core committee, listed below, includes representation from major academic and administrative units at CLU.  The committee has both an academic focus and an administrative focus and may break into task groups for particular projects.  The Provost, working with the Deans, appoints administrative representatives to the committee. The CLU Faculty Executive Committee appoints faculty members to the committee.

Faculty Appointments (staggered three-year term limits)
  1. Four to six faculty members representing graduate and undergraduate programs
Administrative appointments
  1. Director of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research
  2. Assessment coordinators/officers from each of the Divisions within the College of Arts and Sciences and from each School
  3. Institutional Research Officer
  4. Up to 5 administrative appointments representing key roles in program development and review
  5. Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research Data Analyst/Program Review Facilitator
  6. Representative from the Students

Committee Members

Rodney Reynolds
Director of Educational Effectiveness and Institutional Research
(805) 493-3658 

Cathy Alexander
Institutional Research Officer, Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research
(805) 493-3147

Michael Arndt
Professor, Theater Arts
(805) 493-3416

Lisa Buono
Director, Bachelor's Degree for Professionals
(805) 493-3663

Kristine Butcher
Professor, Chemistry
(805) 493-3338

Andrea Cruz
Research Specialist, Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research
(805) 493-3018

Erin Ebersole
ACE Fellow, President's Office
(805) 493-3532

Jacquelyn Greenhill
Lecturer, Graduate School of Education
(805) 493-3492

Juanita Hall
Dir. Multicultural & International Program
(805) 493-3951

Maria Kohnke
Director of Academic Services,
(805) 493-3105

Valeria Makarova
Assistant Professor, MBA
(805) 493-3285

Henri Mondschein
Information Specialist, ISS
(805) 493-3012

Barbara Rex
Director of Planning and Budget
(805) 493-3175

Lorynn Selby
Lecturer, Graduate School of Education

Ryan Sharma
Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology & Director, Clinical Training
(805) 493-3056

Scott Silverman
Assistanr Dean/Director of Student Life
(805) 493-3218

Melinda Wright
Data Analyst, Educational Effectiveness & Institutional Research
(805) 493-3962