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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University


Recent News

  • OIEP’s October Newsletter (10/27/2022)

    OIEP’s October 2022 newsletter highlights available self-service resources, a revised data request form partnership with the Office of the University Registrar, a new assessment council structure, updates to the Mason Core assessment process, and more. If you didn’t receive the newsletter in your Mason email and would like to be added to our distribution list, please send an email to
    OIEP Newsletter October 2022

  • New DFW and SET Results Dashboards (10/18/2022)

    OIEP has created two new dashboards: DFW and SET Results.  The DFW dashboard allows users to explore course DFW (final student grades of ‘D’, ‘F’, or a withdrawal) rates and counts. The SET Results dashboard displays student evaluation of teaching results for all available terms in which SETs were administered using Blue (currently accessible only by full-time faculty and staff).


    Dashboards are only accessible from the Mason network. If you are off campus, you must use the VPN to access.

  • OIEP at the Southern Association for Institutional Research 2022 Conference (10/18/2022)

    Members of the OIEP traveled to New Orleans in October to present a session at the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) annual conference on how to use propensity score matching (PSM) to address the potential self-selection bias of student service interventions where random assignment is often times not possible.

  • Tk20 Replacement (10/4/2022)

    Mason’s Tk20 contract for annual academic and administrative assessment reporting expired in August. The RFP process for its replacement is well underway with the expectation of having a new tool implemented for AY 2022-23 reporting by late spring 2023. All unit reports and documents in Tk20 have been extracted and archived. Information on implementation and training for the new tool will be shared as it becomes available. Please send any questions or concerns to

  • Program Review (4/1/2022)
  • New Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Questions (2/9/2022)

    The Faculty Senate has approved new questions for student evaluations of teaching to be used starting this spring. While the SET process is administered by OIEP using the online software Blue, the instrument is developed and approved by the Faculty Senate. Read the full statement sent to faculty from the Faculty Senate, Effective Teaching Committee, and Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning.


    In addition to the new standard questions, there are three optional pre-written questions that faculty can add to their evaluations which address the use of technology. Faculty are also still able to add up to 5 customized question in Blue.


  • Angela Detlev Retires (2/1/2022)

    After more than 13 years at Mason, Angela Detlev retired on February 1, 2022.


    As you all know, Angela is a wealth of knowledge having brought to Mason years of experience, not the least of which was insider knowledge of SCHEV.  She is known for  the veracity of her work, her diligence to her craft, her kindness to those with whom she works and her ability to question, hone and refine to produce what can only be described as exceptional work.  The work of OIEP requires clearing away the clutter, getting down to business and sometimes questioning and probing to ensure the question being asked will lead to the data and information required.  Angela did that work with aplomb.


    Angela starts her next adventure as an international jet-setter, enjoying her family unencumbered by IPEDS and SCHEV reports, surveys and the ever-present ad-hoc requests.  As per her request (and given current pandemic related dynamics) there was no grand formal sendoff which she so richly deserved.


  • OIEP’s YouTube Channel (9/13/2021)

    The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning has created several short videos as resources to support faculty and staff with annual assessment, Academic Program Review, and building surveys in Qualtrics. The videos can be found on YouTube at the link below.


    Institutional Effectiveness at Mason

  • New Retention and Diversity Dashboards (9/13/2021)

    OIEP is kicking off the fall semester with two exciting new dashboards: First-Time, Full-Time Baccalaureate Retention and Graduation Rates and Diversity at Mason.  All dashboards can be filtered in multiple and cumulative ways including by school/college, major, and many demographics.


    Most dashboards are only accessible from the Mason network. If you are off campus, you must use the VPN to access.

  • New Data Resources: Glossary of Terms and Trend Dashboards (3/25/2021)

    OIEP has developed exciting new data resources that are now available our website.


    The Glossary of Terms provides definitions and terminology used in OIEP dashboards and reports.


    New dashboards include the Official Ten Year Enrollment Trend (Fall Census) and the Official Ten Year Degrees Awarded Trend which can be filtered by several categories including college, major, and demographics. Please let us know what you think about our dashboards by using the online feedback form.


    Please note that these dashboards are only accessible from the Mason network. If you are off campus, you will need to use VPN to access.



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