Cyd Jenefsky

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Cyd Jenefsky appointed Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness

Aug 11, 2014

Cyd Jenefsky has been appointed by Provost Maria G. Pallavicini as vice provost for strategy and educational effectiveness. Jenefsky has been working with the University since 2013 as a special advisor to the Provost on areas of academic portfolio review, strategy, and revitalization of educational effectiveness and started in the new position August 6.

As vice provost for strategy and educational effectiveness, Jenefsky will provide leadership in academic strategy, planning and educational effectiveness. She will work closely with the Provost on strategies to achieve Academic Division priorities, work with constituents to develop Pacific's academic program portfolio, and oversee the systems and processes for evaluating program effectiveness.

For more than 25 years in both academic and consultative roles, Jenefsky has helped facilitate educational and organizational innovation, program development and assessment, strategic planning, and leadership development. Previously, she was a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at John F. Kennedy University where she directed the Office for Educational Effectiveness and the Hub for Educational Innovation. She has also taught at the University of Georgia and University of Wisconsin-Madison and has published, designed and directed programs in multicultural studies, women's studies, and social ecology. 

She has worked extensively with WASC, including chairing the WASC Task Force on Program Review, co-authoring WASC's "good practice guide" on outcomes-based program review, serving on the WASC Task Force on the Changing Ecology of Learning and as a WASC workshop leader and mentor for universities on program review and outcomes-based assessment.

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