The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity is dedicated to enhancing a culture of evidence-based decision-making at Dickinson with a specific focus on assessment for all areas of campus, as well as, advancing the college's mission to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community committed to broadened educational opportunities within an atmosphere of respect for others.

As part of the president's senior staff, the vice president for institutional effectiveness & inclusivity provides coordination of campus initiatives to assure the institution’s viability and competitive advantage, supports strategic institutional initiatives through directing research, data collection and results dissemination, and coordinates across all divisions of the campus to create and maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion for all members of the community. 

The Vice President oversees assessment activities for all areas of the college and serves as the college’s liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She also serves as the co-chair for both the Task Force on Intercultural Competencies and the President’s Commission on Diversity aligning the work with the college’s strategic vision.

Contact Info

Department head:
Brenda Bretz
VP Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity
bretz@dickinson.edu

Staff:
Angela Karas
Executive Assistant
karasa@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1392
Fax:


Location:
Old West, 1st floor, Room 8
Mailing Address


Office of Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research works closely with the entire Dickinson community to provide relevant data and analysis for evaluation, assessment, and planning purposes.

President's Commission on Diversity

President's Commission on Diversity

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity is dedicated to advancing the college's mission to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community committed to broadened educational opportunities within an atmosphere of respect for others.



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Assessment

Dickinson students must take courses designed to meet these learning goals, which give breadth to their education, while developing their analytical abilities and mastery within a major field of study. Learn more.

Elizabeth Kolbert visits a class at Dickinson College. Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learning goals are reviewed by our Academic Program and Standards Committee, which consists of students, faculty, and administrators, whenever a new course is proposed or a program is under review. Learn more.




Intercultural Competency

Intercultural Competency

Dickinson is a diverse community that values the lived experiences of its members and the expression of a variety of perspectives. We recognize that difference and diversity enrich community -- but can also divide.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Dickinson was created to prepare young people for engaged lives of citizenship and leadership in the service of society, and we have long been intentional and proactive in our commitment to diversity and inclusion.