Assessment Team

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Team Membership

Eleven-member team: one representative of the Law School; one representative of the Dental School; one representative from each of the colleges/schools (selected by the college/school); one representative from the library; one faculty member selected by the MFA from its members; and two administrative representatives

Reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Documents

The Assessment Team seeks to collaborate with departments/programs/units to ensure that effective assessment of student learning occurs across the University. To assist in meeting this goal, the team requests that you complete the Assessment Report for your specific program. The form is listed below.

Program Assessment Form Written Communication 2012-14 (docx)

Program Assessment Form Oral Communication 2013-15 (docx)

Members

Representatives from the Colleges/Schools/Library

Steve LaGrassa, Architecture, School of Architecture (term expires 3/2015)

Thelma Phillips, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2015)

Jill Turner, Co-Chairperson, Reference Department, School of Dentistry Library (term expires 3/2015)

Mary Higby, Business Administration, College of Business Administration (term expires 3/2016)

Sharla Fasko, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts & Education (term expires 3/2016)

Ioannis Souldatos, Mathematics & Computer Science, College of Engineering & Science (term expires 3/2016)

Rosanne Burson, Nursing, McAuley School of Nursing, College of Health Professions (term expires 3/2015) (MFA)

2 administrative representatives

Lara Wasner, Co-Chairperson,  Director, Foreign Language and Culture (term expires 8/2015)

Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff, Director of Assessment (ex officio)

1 Dental School representative

Robert Trombly, Associate Dean for Academic Administration (term expires 8/2016)

1 Law School representative

 Nancy Omichinski (term expires 8/2016)

2014-2015 Charge

  • Evaluate the data collected in previous cycles  and provide a summary and/or recommendations that:
    • identifies themes or concerns of gaps in either in pedagogy, evaluation or related issues;
    • determine if changes have occurred and note exemplars;
    • provides recommendations about needed faculty development or information that should be shared with college/school Deans and Curriculum Committees as an effort to “close” the loop.
       
  • Review information about the HLC Standard Pathway especially Criterion 4, and meet with Dr. Nancy Calleja, HLC Self Study Project Director, to begin discussing Criterion 4 as we assess the University's status in preparation for the site visit.
    • Based on a review of Criterion 4, make recommendations to the Office of Academic Affairs concerning strengths and gaps.
    • Enhance assurance of learning; establish rubrics for specific programs, assess outcomes, and establish meaningful consequences for failure to achieve working with Deans/Faculty of Colleges and Schools and the Presiden't Council. (University Strategic Plan 1.1.1)
  • Develop in writing approaches for sharing best practices around the university regarding assessment. 
  • Review the assessment methodologies being used by each school and identify those schools in which assessment activities should be commended, as well as those requiring improvement.
  • Keep the university community informed of team activities by providing summary minutes of meetings and reports. The secretary of the team is responsible for sending these documents to sharedgovernance@udmercy.edu  for posting on the shared governance website.
  • Verify whether team’s operational policy and procedures are consistent with practice. Submit your revised document to the Shared Governance Task Force through the chairperson at auerme@udmercy.edu by December 1, 2014.  If there are no changes to be made notify the SGTF chairperson by the same date. 

Note: Numbers indicate the corresponding 2012-2017 University Strategic Plan action steps Click here to view

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