Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness functions as the official source for CBU academic and administrative information, oversees accreditation, outcomes assessment, and program review, facilitates the Institutional Review Board, administers course evaluations, and facilitates strategic planning.  Our mission includes defining, collecting, organizing, and analyzing institutional and other data to support CBU management, operations, decision-making, and planning.  
Institutional Effectiveness team members serve the entire University and report to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.   We meet information needs required by the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, and department chairs, as well as other administrative offices and committees as time and resources permit.  Additionally, we fulfill data requests from external organizations and complete various compliance reporting required by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, and accrediting agencies.

New Contact Information!

Please note the updated contact information for various Institutional Effectiveness functions, as of July 1, 2016.

New Institutional Review Board (IRB) Handbook is Now Available!

The new Faculty and Student IRB Handbook (Sep 2013) and IRB application forms are now available in the IRB section listed on the right. 

Educational Effectiveness


Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness

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Andrew Cress, ThM

Director of Special Projects


Jennifer Riad, MS

Curriculum and Accreditation Coordinator

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Institutional Research


Brian A. Niemeier, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research

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Institutional Review Board

Erin Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, Institutional Review Board

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Strategic Planning

Charles "Chuck" Sands, Ph.D.    
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, C215
8432 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA  92504