UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT PANEL

Membership of University Assessment Panel

  1. 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:

    Academic Planning Council - one member elected by council and one member appointed by provost to achieve balance among colleges;

    Graduate Council - one member elected by council and one member appointed by provost to achieve balance among colleges;

    Undergraduate Coordinating Council - one member elected by council and one member appointed by 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 associate provost for Student Affairs;

    One faculty or staff representative from academic support units; appointed by the associate provost responsible for undergraduate education and the assistant provost for academic support services;

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

    One graduate student to be appointed by the Graduate Council;

    One undergraduate student to be appointed by the Undergraduate Coordinating Council;

    Coordinator for Assessment Services, ex officio, non-voting;

    Director of Testing Services, ex officio, non-voting;

    Director of Institutional Research, ex officio, non-voting

    The chair shall be the assistant provost for Academic Planning and Development.

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

  2. 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;


    3. To integrate assessment activities for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and academic support areas;


    4. 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;


    5. To promote campus-wide assessment activities to improve learning outcomes;


    6. To support departmental assessment activities in coordination with the academic program review schedule and advise departments preparing for program review;


    7. To make recommendations for funding support for expanded assessment activities in departments and colleges;


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


    9. To review and update the university assessment plan;


    10. To help position the university for the North Central Association reaccreditation process and assist with preparation of the self-study.
UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT PANEL
MEMBERSHIP
2004-2005
2005-2006
*†Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Development Virginia Cassidy Virginia Cassidy
Academic Planning Council Parviz Payvar Nancy Russo
Academic Planning Council Carol Thompson Carol Thompson
Undergraduate Coordinating Council Paul Webb Paul Webb
Undergraduate Coordinating Council Lucy Townsend Lucy Townsend
Graduate Council David Changnon David Changnon
Graduate Council Nancy Nuzzo Wilma Miranda
College of Law Gary VanderMeer Gary VaderMeer
Academic Support Services Shevawn Eaton Shevawn Eaton
Student Affairs Donna Simon Donna Simon
Curricular Dean William Talon Diane Jackman
Student - Graduate Kim Darrah Lametra Curry
Student - Undergraduate Craig Marcus  
#Coordinator, Assessment Services Craig Barnard Carolinda Douglas
#Director, Testing Services Greg Barker Greg Baker
#Director, Institutional Research Dan House Dan House
* Chair
† Ex officio
# Ex Officio, nonvoting