APR Staff Support Team

APR Specialist Staff Provide Support in Five Core Areas

The support team meets on a monthly basis throughout the year, and we encourage units under review to reach out to us as needed during the review process. 

Verna Bowie

Director, Academic Program Reviews 


 Logistics and Strategic Planning Support

  • Directs process; answers procedure and policy questions.
  • Strategizes about options for faculty/student/staff engagement.
  • Recruits external review committee (ERC).
  • Drafts ERC charge and outcome letters.
  • Monitors follow-up activities.
Malcolm Quon

Institutional Research Analyst


Central Data Summary and Support
  • Prepares OPA summary of central data.
  • Provides ad hoc institutional data support.

Amy Scharf

Director, Faculty & Departmental Diversity Initiatives, Equity & Inclusion


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategic Planning & Implementation

  • Supports self-assessment, strategic planning and implemenation for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
  • Consults with departments on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
Tracy Pascua Dea

Academic Climate Program Director

Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare


Campus provided DEIBJ and Climate expertise

  • Supports implementation of strategic plan for climate and diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
  • Consults on issues for climate and diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
  • Designs and implements brief, Climate Survey with department, including data analysis and data use.
Liat Wexler

Prevention Manager, Faculty and Staff

PATH to Care Center


Prevention Plan for Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment
  • Planning and implementation support for units as they create a proactive plan to prevent sexual harassement within their academic community. 

Marisella Rodriguez

Senior Consultant

Center for Teaching and Learning


Curriculum & Learning Outcomes Assessment

  • Identifies and maps student learning outcomes.
  • Selects instruments best suited. to assessing student achievement of program-level learning outcomes.
  • Designs and implements assessment plan, including data analysis and data use.
  • Consults with departments to identify opportunities for enhanced student learning.

Audrey Thomas

Institutional Research Analyst

Division of Undergraduate Education