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Educational Effectiveness

Lesley University’s Educational Effectiveness Team provides leadership to assess and enhance the educational experience and outcomes of our graduates across all programs, modalities, and locations.  We build systemic, systematic, and sustainable structures, policies, and practices for continuous learning and improvement based on evidence.  

We work in collaboration and partnership with each of Lesley's schools and the Threshold program, with faculty and administrations to support effectiveness at the course, program, unit, and institutional level. Our work is grounded in reflective practice, a data-informed approach, and attentive listening to build consensus and a shared understanding of assessment results and implications.


Systemic, centralized, research-oriented resource for student learning

  • Provide information for program review, assessment resources, and tools for understanding student data
  • Create interactive data sets for increasing organizational understanding of key indicators of student success
  • Support General Education assessment
  • Provide data to inform decisions regarding curricular innovation and co-curricular experiences impact on learning

Student Success: Retention and Graduation Success for All Students

  • Provide analysis and strategy assessment to improve retention and graduation
  • Support assessment of diversity and inclusion efforts and planning for inclusion initiatives
  • Support improvements to the student experience based on evidence from surveys and data

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Support and elevate practices that model continuous improvement based on evidence
  • Increase the integration of campus units via assessment and planning
  • Support cross-university systems development including translating paper-based processes to electronic (Dynamic Forms, ePortfolio, online course evaluations).


  • Milena Damianova, Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Randi Korn, Assistant Provost for Student Success
  • Sheryl Lewis, Director of Systems for Organizational Effectiveness
  • Haiyan Liang, Data Analyst
  • Jen Serowick, Associate Vice President for Adult Learning
  • Se-ah Siegel, Associate Director, Graduate School of Education Assessment and Accreditation