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 portions of the MSCHE Accreditation Standards III, IV, and V.Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee Handbook 2022 - 2023
The Academic Assessment Committee's responsibilities are
- To establish procedures, requirements, and standards for annual assessment reports and 5-year program reviews from academic departments.
- 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 serve as an advisory board to the Senior Associate Provost.
AuthorityThe 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.
MembershipMembership shall consist of:
- Three (3) faculty members from each school
- The Senior Associate Provost (Chair)
2023 - 2024 AAC MembersMary Cooper
Ann Damiano, Chair
Donna M. Dolansky
Adam Schoonmaker (sabbatical Fall 2023)
RecordsThe committee's agendas, minutes, and other pertinent documents are stored in a shared Google drive. Assessment reports, program reviews, accreditation reports, scored rubrics, and other records related to program assessments are stored in a shared drive marked "Academic Departments' Assessment."
The AAC communicates a summary of its findings on a semi-annual basis in a report to the Faculty Senate and Provost. These reports are posted on the AAC website and accessible to faculty and staff.
Records RetentionCommittee 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) are permanent records.
2023 - 2024 ReportsFall 2023 AAC Report to the Faculty Senate
Fall 2022 AAC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate
2022 - 2023 Reports
Spring 2023 AAC Report to the Provost and Faculty Senate