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

Adur, Shweta

Faculty, Sociology

Ayran, Frangelo

Assistant Dean, Student Wellness and Engagement

Baaske, Kevin

Associate Dean, Arts and Letters

Bondad-Brown, Beverly

Director, Academic Technology

Chavez, Andrew

Coordinator, Graduate Resource Center

Chang, Ya-Chih (Jilly)*

Faculty, Special Education and Counseling

Choy, Jonathan

Executive Director, Career Development Center

Dean, Richard

Faculty, Philosophy

Dennis, Jessica M.

Chair, Child and Family Studies

Dong, Jianyu (Jane)

Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology

Fazzi, Diane

Associate Dean, Charter College of Education

Garcia, Margaret

Associate Dean, Office of Undergraduate Studies

Garnet, Dustin*

Faculty, Art

Giarrusso, Roseann

Chair, Sociology

Hafner, Anne L.

Chair, Applied and Advanced Studies in Education

Haras, Catherine M.

Senior Director, Center for Effective Teaching and Learning

Harris, Christopher

Faculty Director, Writing Across the Curriculum

Hillstrom, Mandy*

Faculty, Kinesiology and Nutritional Science 

Kuo, Jim*

Faculty, Mechanical Engineering 

Lanning, Nathan*

Faculty, Biological Sciences

Mecenas, Jolivette

Interim Director of First-Year Writing

Miller, Jennifer

Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students

Moon, Sunny (Hye)

Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

Peppers, Marla

Associate Dean, University Library

Pearce, Jade

Assessment Coordinator, Charter College of Education

Prabhu, Veena

Faculty, Management

Roberts-Corb, Carol

Assistant Dean of Student Conduct, Deputy Title IX Coordinator 

Seals, Dimitri*

Faculty, Sociology 

Smolter, Nicole*

Faculty, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics

Subrahmanyam, Kaveri

Associate Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences

Sun, Chengyu

Faculty, Computer Science

Whitcomb, Laura*

Faculty, Management

Wong-Kim, Evaon

Associate Dean, Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services

Young, Angela

Associate Dean, College of Business and Economics

Yu, Alan

Senior Research & Assessment Analyst, Institutional Effectiveness

*College Assessment Coordinator