Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee
Function and Authority
The Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee coordinates all academic assessment at Utica College including, but not limited to, the 5-year program review process, the departmental annual review process, and any all-college assessment of student learning or program performance. The committee is also be responsible for reviewing assessment mechanisms and recommending any necessary changes to the Office of the Provost which has oversight responsibility for all academic assessment at Utica College. The committee will generate semi-annual reports on the status of assessment activities to be shared with the faculty and academic administration.
Membership shall consist of:
· One faculty member from each school, appointed by the Dean of the relevant school
· One faculty member from each school elected by the faculty in the school in an election run by the Dean of the school
· The Deans of the Schools
· The Director of Academic Assessment
· The Associate Provost
At least one faculty member from each school will be tenured. Faculty members of the committee (elected and appointed) serve 3-year terms with no term limits. All members are voting members with the exception that the Deans of the Schools do not vote on 5-year program reviews.
The Associate Provost (or his or her designee) will chair the Committee.
The Committee will appoint a secretary annually.
The Committee will maintain electronic records on the College’s designated storage devices. Electronic records stored by the Committee on the College’s designated storage devices are the official records of the committee. Committee minutes will be kept separately from assessment documentation. Assessment documentation includes program reviews, assessment reports, and communications between departments and the Committee. Faculty and administrators will have access to the Committee minutes. Only Committee members and the Provost will have access to assessment documentation. The Committee can give access to other individuals on an as-needed basis.
Committee minutes and related materials will be kept for a minimum of ten years and may be deleted after that period at the discretion of the committee. Assessment documentation (including program reviews, communications with programs, and reports) will become permanent records.
The committee will maintain a web site with information about the committee, its membership, and other relevant documentation.