Academic Assessment Committee

Academic Assessment Committee

Academic Assessment  Committee

The Academic Assessment Committee (AAC) is a collegial body responsible for establishing, communicating, reviewing, and reporting on assessment processes in academic departments and identifying areas where professional development is needed. The committee is further responsible for measuring the institution's progress with the MSCHE Accreditation Standard V.  

Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee Handbook 2021 - 2022 


The Academic Assessment Committee's responsibilities are 
  • To review academic assessment processes and policies and recommend changes to the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate.
  • To review and provide feedback on program assessment plans and annual goal reports.
  • To review and provide feedback on 5-year program reviews.
  • To assess academic assessment practices and provide status reports to the Provost and Faculty Senate at the close of each traditional semester.
  • To identify professional development needs of the faculty with respect to assessment practices.
  • To advise the VP Institutional Effectiveness/Dean of Academic Assessment. 


The AAC has the authority to require corrective action when necessary and may recommend to the Provost appropriate specific actions to be taken based on assessment documentation. 


Membership shall consist of:
  • Three (3) faculty members from each school
  • A professional librarian
  • The Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness/Dean of Academic Assessment (Chair)
Ex Officio Members
  • Provost
Faculty members of the committee are selected by the school deans.  They serve 3-year terms with no term limits. All AAC members are voting members.  

2021 - 2022 AAC Members

Timothy Abraham
Elaine Brown
Ann Damiano, Chair
Jason R. Denman
Donna M. Dolansky
John Lawless
Doreen Rogers
Kaylee Seddio
Katie Spires
Robert S. Swenszkowski


The committee's agendas, minutes, and reports will be stored in a shared Google drive. Assessment reports, program reviews, accreditation reports, scored rubrics, and other official records will be housed electronically in the College's designated storage devices. 

The AAC communicates a summary of its findings on a semi-annual basis in a report to the Faculty Senate and Provost.  This report, as well as the agenda for each meeting, is posted on the AAC website and accessible to faculty and staff.

Records Retention

Committee minutes and related materials will be kept for a full accreditation cycle up to ten years.  Assessment documentation (including program reviews, communications with programs, and reports) will become permanent records.

2017-2018 Reports

Fall 2017 Report to the Faculty Senate
Spring 2018 AACC Report

2018-2019 Reports

Fall 2018 AACC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate
Spring 2019 AACC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate

2019-2020 Reports

Fall 2019 AACC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate
Spring 2020 AACC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate

2020 - 2021 Reports

Fall 2020 AAC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate
Spring 2021 AAC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate

Contact Us

Ann E. Damiano

Ann E. Damiano

Dean of Academic Assessment
127 White Hall
(315) 223-2568

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