Institutional Effectiveness

Welcome to Institutional Effectiveness. Reporting to the Associate Provost, the unit is comprised of three offices within the Academic Affairs division: The Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, the Office of Institutional Research, and the Office of Educational Assessment. Together, these offices lead processes and provide data, information, and analysis to support the University's continuous improvement efforts, helping us to demonstrate the many ways in which we meet our mission and goals. Read more about each department via the links to the left.
The Institutional Effectiveness unit is supported by Ms. Linda Scherer, Administrative Assistant. 

Office of Educational Assessment

The Office of Educational Assessment provides oversight and coordination of the development of a campus-wide culture of assessment at The University of Scranton.  It provides support for developing faculty and staff expertise in the measurement and analysis of student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes, and institutional learning outcomes. In consultation with faculty, departments, school/colleges, the office provides direction and consultation for analyzing and reporting assessment results. The office provides resources to faculty and staff for the effective assessment of the student learning experience and the promotion of best practices in assessment. The Office of Educational Assessment includes the Director of Assessment, the Director of General Education Assessment, and three Faculty Assessment Fellows. Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio serves as the Director of the Office of Educational Assessment. Dr. Cyrus Olsen serves as the Director of General Education Assessment.

Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness is dedicated to providing the University community with information and analysis to support planning, decision-making, and overall improvement. The office leads institutional planning and accreditation activities, and guides institutional effectiveness assessment practices.  Support is also provided for governance and policy development activities.  In coordinating these efforts, the office shares a strong, collaborative relationship with the Office of Institutional Research and Office of Educational Assessment.  Kathryn Yerkes serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, and Middle States Accreditation Liaison Officer. 

Office of Institutional Research

The Mission of the Institutional Research Office is to provide support for the evaluation efforts of the University community. The office coordinates institutional data management activities, retrieving, analyzing, and reporting information with emphasis on accountability processes. We strive to manage and maintain precise data on all aspects of the University: students, faculty, and staff. Robyn Dickinson serves as the Director in Institutional Research.