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As the name suggests, departments within Institutional Effectiveness address issues related to university strategic planning, as well as academic and university assessment and accountability. The offices of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, Institutional Research, and University Planning and Assessment have an essential role in supporting these efforts through Institutional Effectiveness. In addition, Institutional Effectiveness has a strong commitment to its offices offering faculty and staff professional development activities throughout the academic year.

We believe in the strength of collaboration, the value of teamwork, and the importance of celebration as we support the advancement of university excellence. In this spirit, we encourage your feedback and suggestions. We also invite you to review some of our current efforts such as strategic planning and assessment activities. Please contact any of our departments if you have any questions and thank you for visiting our website.

Institutional Effectiveness Staff


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Beth Wuest, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness


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Beth became associate vice president in 2012. She coordinates institutional planning, assessment, and reporting as well as accreditation at Texas State through the directors of Assessment, Institutional Research, and University Planning and Assessment.

Her responsibilities include oversight of the University’s strategic plans, outcomes assessment, compliance reporting, and academic program reviews. Beth also coordinates the review of faculty nominations for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service and University Distinguished Professor recognition. In addition, she serves as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Liaison and is responsible for the preparation of reports and accreditation-related materials for SACSCOC.  She also oversees the external specialized/professional accreditation activities of individual academic and instructional programs. 

Beth, who is an associate professor in the department of consumer and family sciences, has also been the director of Academic Development and Assessment and Presidential Fellow at Texas State. She is the author of textbooks, textbook chapters, and articles in her area of academic specialty and as well has presented papers on an academic assessment.

While a faculty member at the University of North Texas, she developed a bachelor’s program in home furnishing merchandising. Beth has also been a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


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Dana Chapman

Senior Administrative Assistant


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Dana joined Institutional Effectiveness in 2012. She coordinates the calendar, travel, and correspondence for the associate vice president maintains accreditation and academic program review (APR) calendars, and assists departments with the scheduling and communication involved in all accreditation and APR site visits. She also maintains the office's website.

Dana worked for University Planning and Assessment as well as Facilities Management before coming to Institutional Effectiveness.

Prior to working at Texas State, Dana was a deputy municipal court clerk for New Braunfels. Her background includes over 25 years of administrative and professional experience.


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