University Assessment Panel

Notes from Meeting of
 March 5, 2004

The eighth meeting of the University Assessment Panel (UAP) for the 2003-2004 academic year was held on Friday, March 5, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in Lowden Hall 304.


The initial feedback from the Higher Learning Commission site visit was positive overall.  The recommendations of the site team will include accreditation 10 years and a status report on assessment practices by July 2007.

First-Year Connections 2003 Annual Report, Orientation Office

Discussion was deferred to the next meeting.

Statement on Indicators of Employer Feedback

Discussion was deferred to the next meeting.

Review of University Programming and Activities Assessment Plan

Cassidy welcomed Rick Clark and Bert Simpson from University Programming and Activities and the panel conducted introductions.  Clark advised the panel that some revisions had been made to the plan originally submitted.  The panel recommendations included setting program objectives that are student focused; showing how different areas work together to meet objectives; and focusing on how will students be different after using their services.  Cassidy will provide the flipchart on developing learning objectives.  Barnard will work with them on how to use their exit survey data.  Funding for an external evaluation was approved.

Feedback on Assessment Plans

Feedback on assessment plans from Accountancy, B.S., M.A.S., M.S.T.; Operating Management Information Systems, B.S.; Physical Education, B.S.Ed.; and Elementary Education, B.S.Ed. was given.  The discussion of the remaining reports will be continued at the next meeting.

Support Unit Assessment Plans

The panel reviewed the assessment plans from Center for Black Studies, Orientation Office and University Resources for Women and gave suggestions for revisions.  Cassidy needs to clarify with the Center for Black Studies if they are requesting any funding.

Other Business

No other business discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 a.m.  The next meeting of the UAP will be March 19, 2004 in Lowden Hall 304.