Assessment is a collaborative, campus-wide effort aimed at continuous improvement of student learning. The Office of  Institutional Effectiveness and Planning works closely with the CSUF Academic Senate Assessment and Educational Effectiveness Committee, Faculty  and Staff Assessment Liaisons, and the individual programs and units to:

  • Promote a culture of assessment and evidence-based decision making on campus
  • Guide and coordinate university-wide assessment and improvement activities
  • Facilitate and support the development and implementation of assessment activities at the college and program level
  • Provide resources and training on assessment issues
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on special assessment initiatives

Academic Senate Assessment & Educational Effectiveness Committee


Scott Annin / Mathematics

Mariam Ashtiani / Sociology

Amir Dabirian / Provost/VPAA

Sheryl Fontaine / Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences

Gary Germo, Chair / Human Services

Rommel Hidalgo / VP - Information Technology

Laura Keisler / Literacy and Reading Education

Sinjini Mitra / Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Lorraine Nunez-Santana / Student

Tonantzin Oseguera / VP - Student Affairs

Judith Palencia Gutiérrez / Modern Languages and Literature

Pending / L/A/C

Pending / ARTS

Willie Peng (Designee) / AVP - Information Technology

Doug Swanson / Communications

Su Swarat  / AVP - Institutional Effectiveness

Kevin Thomas (Designee) / Student Health and Counseling Center

Haowei Wang / Mechanical Engineering

Nolan Winter / Student

* = Senator 

Assessment Liaisons 


Scott Annin / Natural Sciences &  Mathematics

Darren Banks / Engineering & Computer Science

Ioakim Boutakidis / Health & Human Development

Gabby Burns / Office of the Provost 

Christina Cardenas / Academic Programs

Afsaneh Hamedani / Information Technology

Daniela Ennis / Office of the President

Alice Hernandez / Research & Sponsored Projects

Eric Karkhoff / Library

Andrea Kelligrew / University Advancement

Sergio Lizarraga / Arts

Shari Merrill / Extension & International Programs

Sinjini Mitra / Business & Economics

Ariana Mora Mero / Student Affairs

Christine Muriel / Administration & Finance

Debra Noble / Arts

Heather Osborne-Thompson / Cinema and Television Arts

Carter Rakovski  / Humanities & Social Sciences

Farifteh Shahbazian / Academic Programs

Aimee Nelson / Graduate Studies

Phillip Vasquez / HRDI

Lei Xu / Humanities & Social Sciences

Rohanna Ylagan-Nicanor / Education