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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. 

Accreditation, Assessment, and Curriculum


Elizabeth A. Morris, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment and Curriculum

W.E. James Bldg. 103




Amy Miller, Dr.PH.

Director of Assessment

W.E. James Bldg. 103 and 481




Shelly Rupard

Special Projects Coordinator

W.E. James Bldg. 103


Institutional Research


Brian A. Niemeier, Ph.D.

Director of Institutional Research

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Anyssa N. Llerena, M.A.

Assistant Director of Institutional Research

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Andrew J. Cress, Th.M.

Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator

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Course Evaluations

Andrew J. Cress, ThM

Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator

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Institutional Review Board


Erin Smith, Ph.D.

Chair, Institutional Review Board

W.E. James Bldg. 123B


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
Reference Handbook
Faculty and Administrative Assistant's Reference Handbook (Nov 2012) (.docx, 55K)
For a quick introduction  to the areas and functions overseen by Institutional Effectiveness, click on the Reference Handbook listed above and read it here online or save a copy on your computer.  You may also print a copy.
Orientation Handout (.pdf, 361K)
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