Welcome to CAAR

Under the direction of Dr. Venette Van Duyn, the Center for Assessment and Applied Research (CAAR) provides campus leaders with information to support excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.


As our name implies, our Center has dual functions—we lead UCI through the assessment of student learning outcomes process, and we conduct applied research studies on all aspects of the student experience.

What We Do

We offer the following services to UCI faculty, administrators, and staff:

Design and administer surveys

Conduct statistical analyses


Evaluate programs and policies

Connect With Our Team

Please contact Director Venette Van Duyn to request services

Venette Van Duyn, PhD

Director and Campus Assessment Coordinator

Aldrich Hall, Office 686

Angela Miu, MS

Principal Research Analyst

Aldrich Hall, Office 676

Jared Celniker, PhD

Academic Program Analyst and Postdoctoral Scholar