We are pleased to announce the College’s enhanced institutional research capabilities and related organizational structure, staff, and staff promotions. As we planned for Michelle’s move to new responsibilities with faculty, it was an opportunity to think about how we could improve our strength in institutional research and assessment with Michelle’s replacement.
Mark McGivern began October 1st as our new Senior Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. He will lead the team responsible for production, analysis and interpretation of institutional data and serve the College’s academic and administrative units as an expert consultant to support planning and policy analysis and to establish and measure institutional progress and outcomes. Mark comes to us from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, where he directed institutional research for the College of International Security Affairs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development & Leadership and has worked in institutional research for nine years, following three years in residential and student life.
Ellen Zeman has been promoted to Learning Assessment Director and will collaborate with faculty to ensure systematic assessment of student learning outcomes in programs, the Core and of College Competencies. She will continue her role with our IDEA course evaluation system and institutional level surveys.
We are just beginning the search to fill Sue Powers’ position since her departure on October 11th. Sue was responsible for completing federal IPEDS reporting, external surveys and running institutional reports. Watch for this position announcement in the near future and refer anyone you know who might be a good fit for this position.