Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing
Institutional Effectiveness

The Institutional Effectiveness Office, reporting to and operating under the provost, serves the University through performing activities related to assessment, planning, reporting and testing.

  • Consult with academic departments and institutional units to identify desired unit outcomes, to assist in identifying appropriate evaluation methodologies, and to assist those units with developing and implementing improvement plans;
  • Provide guides and guidance in developing unit assessment plans;
  • Conduct workshops and other training programs to enable university personnel to conduct performance evaluations germane to the unit's responsibilities;
  • Conduct basic research related to student learning outcomes and administrative/support services;
  • Survey key constituencies on their levels of satisfactions with university programs, services, and initiatives;
  • Summarize research results and report key findings to units and key constituencies;
  • Assist the units to extract meaning from the research and survey assessments;
  • Provide counsel and consultation to the units on how to make data-driven decisions related to corrective, improvement or intervention efforts;
  • Monitor regulatory compliance related to academic records; and
  • Report to governmental departments and regional accreditation agencies.

To serve university constituencies in a spirit of accountability and transparency, key data and reports are provided for the three most recent years.

Institutional Research and Reporting

Strategic Planning for Student Learning Units

Strategic Planning for Administrative and Non-instructional Units

MVNU Contact:

  • Dr. Brenita Nicholas, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
  • Mrs. Kathy L. Griffith, Director of Assessment and Reporting (740.397.9000/4121)
  • Dr. Randie L. Timpe, Assistant to the President for Effectiveness and Planning (740.397.9000/4122)
  • Mr. Brad Dunmire, Assessment Data Analyst (740.397.9000/4123)
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