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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University


Mason Academic Assessment Council (MAAC)


The Mason Academic Assessment Council (MAAC) is a university-wide committee dedicated to advancing systematic and best assessment practices. Led by, and working with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (OIEP), council members promote and support effective assessment of academic programs and administrative units.



Cognizant of the need for program flexibility, the MAAC will:


Annual Assessment Feedback

In an effort to support continuous improvement, OIEP in collaboration with MAAC has implemented a holistic review process of annual assessment submissions in Tk20. This peer-driven process was initiated with 2019-2020 academic annual assessments. MAAC members provide formative feedback on each element of academic annual assessment submissions: the mission, curriculum map(s), student learning outcomes, measures, results, and improvements.

View this slideshow to learn more about the annual assessment feedback process for academic units.



Appointed by leadership from within each academic college or school, the university library, and the honors college, member responsibilities include acting as ambassadors to the larger university, providing purpose and instruction as to the critical nature of assessment. MAAC is chaired by Matthew DeSantis, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness in OIEP.

Current Members
Antonin Scalia Law School Annamaria Nields
Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution Juliette Shedd
College of Education and Human Development Adrienne Sullivan
College of Education and Human Development Ellen Rodgers
College of Health and Human Services Bob Weiler
College of Health and Human Services Wayne Adams
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Marguerite Rippy
College of Science Jennifer Bazaz Gettys
College of Visual and Performing Arts Lisa Kahn
Honors College John Woolsey
Schar School of Policy and Government Jessica Srikantia
School of Business Rick Hess
School of Integrative Studies Misty Krell
Volgenau School of Engineering David Binning
OIEP Matthew DeSantis, Gesele Durham, Sheena Serslev and Karen Manley
Faculty Senate Shannon Davis
Stearns Center Ying-Ying Kuo
Graduate Education Pallavi Gullo
Accreditation Matt Smith
University Libraries Ashley Blinstrub
University Life Eunkyoung Park