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Accreditation, Assessment and Evaluation

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Amy Buhrow

Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment and Accreditation
Swen Parson 316
815-753-5629 |

Collaborates with faculty and staff, academic administrators, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Institutional Research, Curricular Deans, and university curriculum committees to build and implement assessment policies and practices to link assessment activities with institutional accreditation and academic planning.

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Carrie Zack

Associate Director, Accreditation, Assessment and Evaluation
Swen Parson 316
815-753-0816 |

Facilitates operations and directs initiatives related to accreditation, assessment and evaluation through collaboration with other units within the university.

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Tawanda Paul

Senior Research Associate
Swen Parson 316
815-753-1197 |

Supports operations and manages projects related to accreditation, assessment and evaluation.

Institutional Research

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Greg Barker

Executive Director for Institutional Research and Analytics
Campus Life Building 120
815-753-4742 |

Oversees the offices of Institutional Research, Decision Support and Analysis, and Testing Services. Manages all aspects of gathering, summarizing, and analyzing data relevant to students, faculty, staff, costs, programs and policies. These analyses include, but are not limited to, reports addressing recruitment, retention, academic equity, program review, accreditation, and admissions. Works extensively with NIU's Chief Diversity Officer to identify academic equity gaps in course completion, retention and graduation.

Jeff Reynolds

Director, Decision Support and Analysis

Sarah Leis

Associate Director, Decision Support and Analysis

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Xiao Bao

Information Technology Technical Associate

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Debbie O'Dell

Institutional Research Data Specialist

Jason Reed

Institutional Research Data Coordinator

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Pingping Ren

Research Associate

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Jun Zhang

Research Associate, Institutional Research

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