Director of Institutional Assessment, California State University, Long Beach
A first-generation college student, Sharlene Sayegh earned her BA in History and MA in History and Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Ph.D. in History and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine.
As a member of CSULB’s history department, Dr. Sayegh participated in numerous assessment activities, including coordinating the department’s core curriculum committee for several years. During her time in the history department, her commitment to good pedagogy was recognized with two teaching awards: The World History Association’s Annual Teaching Prize and CSULB’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award.
Dr. Sayegh has presented her work at numerous academic conferences and co-authored the widely-used textbook History and Theory. She has merged her history training and assessment expertise by taking part in the annual AP World History readings as a sample selector. Additionally, she has facilitated several professional-development workshops for Southern California high-school teachers on topics as wide-ranging as second-wave feminism, women and revolution, and comparative revolutions.
In 2009, Dr. Sayegh was appointed as the Director of Program Review and Assessment and helped navigate the institution’s successful 2010 reaffirmation of accreditation. In 2012, she was accepted to WSCUC’s highly competitive Assessment Leadership Academy. After she graduated from the program, she was invited by WSCUC to co-facilitate the popular “Assessment 101” workshop which she continued until January 2017. In recognition of her assessment work and knowledge of accreditation and the higher-education landscape, Dr. Sayegh was approached by two national leaders in assessment, Trudy Banta and Peter Ewell to publish a brief article on alignment and to co-facilitate a pre-conference workshop for the WSCUC ARC, respectively. She has also co-facilitated assessment workshops for the Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs knowledge community of NASPA. Dr. Sayegh has also received invitations to facilitate workshops abroad. Since her appointment as Accreditation Liaison Officer in 2017, Dr. Sayegh has served as an accreditation site reviewer as well as Assistant Chair for WSCUC accreditation teams.
Dr. Sayegh enjoys reading, hanging out with her family, and watching Doctor Who.