2012-13 Committees of the University

University Assessment Panel
(Bylaws, Article 14.8)

Membership of University Assessment Panel

14.8 University Assessment Panel

14.8.1 Composition

The University Assessment Panel shall consist of the following members:

Associate Vice Provost for academic planning and development;

Two faculty members from each of the university’s academic councils, as follows:

from the Academic Planning Council, one member elected by the Council and one member appointed by the Provost to achieve balance among colleges;

from the Graduate Council, one member elected by the Council and one member appointed by the Provost to achieve balance among colleges;

from the Undergraduate Coordinating Council, one member elected by the Council and one member appointed by the Provost to achieve balance among colleges;

One faculty member from the College of Law, appointed by the Dean of the college;

One staff member from student affairs units, appointed by the Vice President for student affairs;

One faculty or staff member from academic support units, appointed by the Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education and the Associate Vice Provost for academic support services;

One associate or assistant dean responsible for assessment, elected by those persons;

One graduate student appointed by the Graduate Council;

One undergraduate student appointed by the Undergraduate Coordinating Council;

Coordinator for assessment services, nonvoting;

Director of Testing Services, nonvoting;

Director of Institutional Research, nonvoting.

Terms shall be one year for appointed members and two years for elected members. 

14.8.2 Chair

The chair shall be the Associate Vice Provost for academic planning and development. 

14.8.3 Duties

The duties of the University Assessment Panel shall be:

1. To review the university mission statement, other statements of university objectives, and state-level policies as a context for assessment;

2. To provide advice on performance measures and benchmarks to be used in new state approval and review processes; to integrate assessment activities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and academic support areas;

3. To work with the General Education Committee and the Committee on Initial Teacher Certification on assessment activities in the general education program and in initial teacher certification programs, respectively;

4. To promote campus-wide assessment activities to improve learning outcomes; to support departmental assessment activities in coordination with the academic program review schedule and advise departments preparing for program review;

5. To make recommendations for funding support for expanded assessment activities of departments and colleges;

6. To support departments and colleges preparing for the assessment component of discipline-specific accreditation reviews;

7. To review and update the university assessment plan; to help position the university for the North Central Association reaccreditation process and assist with preparation of the self-study.

University Assessment Panel

MEMBERSHIP
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014          
* Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Development
Virginia Cassidy
Carolinda Douglass
 
Academic Planning Council (elected)
Marc Simpson 
Marc Simpson
 
Academic Planning Council (appointed)
David Gorman           
David Gorman
 
Undergraduate Coordinating Council (elected)
Jeanne Isabel 
Jeanne Isabel  
Undergraduate Coordinating Council (appointed)
William Goldenberg
William Goldenberg
 
Graduate Council (elected)
Therese Clarke Arado (for Smith)
Therese Clarke Arado (for Smith)   
Graduate Council (appointed)
Laurie Zittel
Jeff Chown
 
College of Law
Gary Vander Meer
Therese Clarke Arado
 
Academic Support Services
LaVerne Gyant
LaVerne Gyant
 
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Amy Franklin
Brian Lance
 
Curricular Dean
Beth Towell
Beth Towell
 
Student - Graduate
Eric Niemi 
Yan Chen
 
Student - Undergraduate
Nora Lindvall
 
 
x Acting Associate Vice Provost for Academic Outcomes Assessment
Carolinda Douglass
Sherrill Morris
 
x Director, Institutional Research
Dan House
Dan House
 
# Research Associate, Office of Provost
Donna Askins

 
# Research Associate, Office of Assessment Services
Will Boelcke
Tawanda Gipson
 
# Research Associate, Office of Assessment Services
Brian Lance

 
# Coordinator, Teacher Certification Assessment
Carrie Zack
Carrie Zack
 
# Professor
  David Changnon
 

* ex officio, chair 
x ex officio, nonvoting
# guests, nonvoting