2011-12 Committees of the University

University Assessment Panel
(Bylaws, Article 14.8)

Membership of University Assessment Panel

  1. The University Assessment Panel shall consist of the following members:

    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 Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management units; appointed by the vice president for Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management;

    one faculty or staff representative from academic support units appointed by the vice provost;

    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;

    associate vice provost for academic outcomes assessment, ex officio, nonvoting;

    director of Testing Services, ex officio, nonvoting;

    director of Institutional Research, ex officio, nonvoting.

    The chair shall be the vice 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
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013          
* x Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Development
Virginia Cassidy
Virginia Cassidy
Academic Planning Council (elected)
Andrew Otieno 
Marc Simpson
Marc Simpson 
Academic Planning Council (appointed)
David Gorman           
David Gorman  
Undergraduate Coordinating Council (elected)
Sherrill Morris
Jeanne Isabel Jeanne Isabel 
Undergraduate Coordinating Council (appointed)
William Goldenberg
William Goldenberg  
Graduate Council (elected)
Behrooz Fallahi
Therese Clarke Arado (for Smith) Therese Clarke Arado (for Smith)
Graduate Council (appointed)
David Walker
Laurie Zittel
 
College of Law
Gary Vander Meer
Gary Vander Meer  
Academic Support Services
Denise Hayman
LaVerne Gyant
 
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Amy Franklin
Amy Franklin  
Curricular Dean
Beth Towell
Beth Towell
 
Student - Graduate
Eric Niemi 
Eric Niemi 
Student - Undergraduate
Nora Lindvall
x Associate Vice Provost for Academic Outcomes Assessment
Carolinda Dougla
Carolinda Douglass
x Director, Institutional Research
Dan House
Dan House
x# Research Associate, Office of Provost
Donna Askins
Donna Askins
 
x# Research Associate, Office of Assessment Services
Will Boelcke
Will Boelcke
x# Research Associate, Office of Assessment Services
Brian Lance
Brian Lance
x# Coordinator, Teacher Certification Assessment
Carrie Zack
Carrie Zack
x# Associate Vice Provost
David Changnon
 

* chair 
x ex officio
# ex officio, nonvoting