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Message from the Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation and Effectiveness

Welcome to the web pages for Assessment at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville! Please take this opportunity to learn more about SIUE's Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness and our leadership in fostering an environment supportive of assessment, promoting student learning, and facilitating excellent teaching. The Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness supports many of the primary activities through which the university can fulfill its mission of excellence, demonstrate accountability to stakeholders, and promote student learning. This office is responsible for developing and implementing an integrative assessment system that contributes to academic innovation and continuous improvement on our campus.

At SIUE, assessment is a collective endeavor through which we demonstrate our commitment to improving teaching and promoting student learning. Our mission is to "elicit faculty, staff and student involvement in the development and utilization of assessment techniques that enhance the quality of:

  1. Learning and Teaching;
  2. Reflective practices; and
  3. Scholarly and creative activities and the services that support research. (Office of Assessment, Strategic Plan)"

As Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation and Effectiveness, my goal is to provide faculty, administrators, and staff with the support they need throughout the process. I am happy to assist with the development of systematic plans for rigorous assessment, analysis of data, and considerations of how to use evidence to inform programmatic decisions. I am excited about the opportunity to facilitate all programs' efforts to achieve their goals, reflect on their practices, and enhance student learning. I am pleased to be a part of this office and hope that you will call on me to help with your assessment activities. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at pcobb@siue.edu or 618-650-5609.

Dr. Denise Cobb
Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation and Effectiveness
Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies
Room 3115, Rendleman Hall
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1300
(618) 650-5609
Campus Box 1300

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