Saddleback College is delighted to announce and introduce Dr. Caroline Durdella as the new director of research, planning and accreditation. Dr. Durdella is no stranger to community colleges; she has 13 years of director level experience and substantive teaching experience in the California Community College system. Most recently, she served as the assistant dean of institutional effectiveness and assessment at Santiago Canyon College where she provided leadership in student learning outcomes assessment, accreditation standards compliance, and accreditation annual reports. Dr. Durdella also led the college’s educational master planning committee.
From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Durdella served as the dean of institutional research at Santa Monica City College. There, she served on and co-chaired several shared governance committees, including the student and institutional learning outcome committee, basic skills initiative, career and technical education committee, district planning and advisory committee, and accreditation standards and steering committees. Dr. Durdella contributed to the development of new educational programs through grant applications and annual reporting for federally funded grants.