School of Arts & Sciences

The Institutional Effectiveness Committee works to develop a culture of planning and assessment at GCU while ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness in university management.

The committee advises the university president on the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the Georgian Court University Strategic Plan. Each year, the committee evaluates the plan in order to fulfill GCU’s strategic initiatives. Members are appointed by the president.

Committee members include:

  • Wayne Arndt, Director of Institutional Research and Decision Support
  • Dr. Michael Gross, Associate Provost for Academic Program Development
  • Maureen Ryan-Hoffman, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller
  • Dr. Stephen Levine, Professor, Program Director of Applied Behavior Analysis, Past Chair of the Executive Officers of the Faculty Assembly
  • Dr. Gloria Regalbuto-Bentley, Director of Learning and Development
  • Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, Director of Assessment
  • Beth Hunt, Research Assistant, Institutional Research

Planning and Budgeting Council
A liaison of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the Planning and Budgeting Council recommends the short- and long-term resource allocations for the university. It includes representatives from the Executive Officers of the Faculty Assembly (EOFA) and the Student Government Association (SGA) as appropriate to further the council’s work.

The council’s chairperson is the vice president for finance and administration, and the controller as an ex-officio member. Appropriate administrative officers and staff members may be invited to serve as consultants.

Planning and Budgeting Council members include:

  • Kathleen Boody, Dean for Student Success
  • Steve Carol, Chief Information Officer
  • Dr. Mary Chinery, Assistant Provost
  • Dr. Lynn DeCapua, Dean of the School of Education
  • Dr. Rita Kipp, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
  • John Sommer, Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Laura Liesman, Director of Athletics and Recreation
  • Mark Bianchi, Director of Facilities
  • Maureen Ryan-Hoffman, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller
  • Dr. Janice Warner, Dean, School of Business
  • Representative of the Executive Officers of the Faculty Assembly
  • Representative of Student Government Association

Peer Comparison Group
At the request of the president, the Peer Comparison Group is a task force that studies peer universities. These peer institutions provide benchmark comparisons that are essential to the university’s assessment strategies. They help determine the relative health, growth, and trajectory of the university.

The Peer Comparison Group identified 18 institutions comparable to Georgian Court. These institutions possess similar missions, student population sizes, and endowments, along with other characteristics. In addition to other lists and third-party rankings, they can assist in appraising and evaluating GCU’s performance and operations.

Comparable institutions to Georgian Court University include:

  1. Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
  2. Cabrini College (Radnor, PA)
  3. Caldwell University (Caldwell, NJ)
  4. Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  5. Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA)
  6. DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
  7. Holy Family University (Philadelphia, PA)
  8. Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY)
  9. Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY)
  10. Marywood University (Scranton, PA)
  11. Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
  12. Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY)
  13. Mount St Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, MD)
  14. Neumann University (Aston, PA)
  15. Rosemont College (Rosemont, PA)
  16. Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA)
  17. Saint Peter’s University (Jersey City, NJ)
  18. St. Bonaventure University (Saint Bonaventure, NY)