Educational Effectiveness and Assessment Council

Educational effectiveness includes student learning outcomes assessment, teaching and learning effectiveness as it relates to student learning outcomes, and the support and enhancement of Cal State LA as a learning organization. The Council engages in planning associated with these areas and advises in the alignment of a systematic assessment program consistent with the campus strategic plan. The EEAC is an administrative advisory committee of the Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and Student Life and will meet three times a semester or as needed.


a) Advises the Vice Presidents and campus community:

  • in the development of a systematic long term campus assessment program
  • in the alignment of the assessment program with the campus strategic plan

b) Monitors:

  • prior WASC recommendations and current status
  • indicators of educational effectiveness at the institutional level
  • the achievement of program learning outcomes reported by academic programs and institutional research

c) Promotes:

  • dissemination and engagement of educational effectiveness data (including, but not limited to, NSSE, graduation rate, CLA)
  • inquiry into assessment, student learning, and program improvement (via workshops and fairs, in collaboration with CETL)

d) Supports:

  • a culture of evidence on campus
  • departmental and co-curricular assessment of student learning outcomes and alignment of these with institutional learning outcomes (via college assessment coordinators) 


Name Title/Department
Brown, Karin E. Dean, Graduate Studies
Castillo, Mauricio Faculty, Technology
Chang, "Jilly" Ya-Chih* Faculty, Special Education and Counseling
Chari, Hema Faculty, English
Dean, Richard Faculty, Philosophy
Dennis, Jessica Michele* Associate Chair, Psychology; Interim Director of Assessment
Dong, Jianyu Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Dunbar, Michele Associate Director, Institutional Research
Ellis, Andre* Associate Chair, Geosciences and Environment
Fazzi, Diane Associate Dean, Charter College of Education
Garcia, Margaret Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Garnet, Dustin Faculty, Art
Giarrusso, Roseann Chair, Sociology
Hafner, Anne L.

Chair, Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Haras, Catherine Marley Senior Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning
Harris, Christopher Faculty Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
Hernandez, Anthony*

Faculty, Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Herz, Denise C. Associate Dean, Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Koos, Cheryl Associate Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
Lenz, Christopher Director, Career Development Center
Li, Ni* Faculty, Mechanical Engineering
Matsunaga, Sachiko* Chair, Modern Languages and Literature
McQueen, Nancy Associate Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
Menzies, Holly M Chair, Special Education and Counseling
Miller, Jennifer Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students
Murnane, Bridget Faculty, Television, Flim, and Media Studies
Pavelchak, Mark A Director, Institutional Research
Peppers, Marla Associate Dean, University Library
Pham, Trinh Director, Honors College
Smolter, Nicole*

Faculty, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics

Sun, Chengyu Faculty, Computer Science
Whitcomb, Laura* Faculty, Management
Willard, Michael

Director, Office of Service Learning

Young, Angela Associate Dean, College of Business and Economics

*College Assessment Coordinator