Notes from Meeting of

20 November 2009



The fourth meeting of the University Assessment Panel (UAP) was held on Friday, 20 November 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Altgeld 203.


Status Reports from College of Business


The reports on the B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, B.S. in Accountancy, Master of Accounting Science, Master of Science in Taxation, B.S. in Finance, B.S. in Management, B.S. in Marketing, B.S. in Operations and Information Management, and M.S. in Management Information Systems were reviewed.


It was noted that course-embedded assessment is occurring regularly across the college in its assessment plans and practices, a development that the UAP encourages. The reports from the accountancy programs and the management program were held up as models of the kind of assessment practices and reports that the UAP is striving to establish as a standard across campus.


Funding for assessment was requested by three of the programs. A grant of $625 was approved for the B.S. in Business Administration to administer the ETS Major Field Exam as a pilot project, with a change in date to spring of 2010, since funds need to be expended in the current fiscal year. The request for the B.S. in Management project for review of student papers was not granted at this meeting, but may be reconsidered if more specific information on evaluation rubrics and sources of papers is supplied. The request for survey funding for the B.S. in Operations Management was not supported.


Funding Request


Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services is conducting an internal and external review of its programs during the 20092010 academic year. Non-academic units such as these have historically been encouraged to invite outside experts to evaluate their programs. This particular unit is both new and small, and a sum of $2,250 was requested for one person to come to campus for this evaluation in the spring of 2010. The funding was approved by the panel.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for 4 December 2009 from 10:0012:00 in Lowden 304.




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