Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee

Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee

Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee

The Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee (AACC) is a collegial body responsible for establishing, communicating, and reviewing program-level assessment processes in Academic Affairs.  This committee also recommends policies related to assessment requirements.  Finally, AACC is responsible for measuring the institution's compliance with the MSCHE Accreditation Standard V.  

Academic Assessment Coordinating Committee Handbook 2019-2020


The Academic Assessment Coordinating 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.


The AACC 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 Dean for Academic Assessment (Chair)
Ex Officio Members
  • Provost
At least one faculty member from each school will be tenured. Faculty members of the committee are selected by the school deans and voted on by the school faculty.  They serve 3-year terms with no term limits. All AACC members are voting members.  

2019 - 2020 AACC Members

Timothy Abraham
Elaine Brown
Ann Damiano, Chair
Jason R. Denman
Donna M. Dolansky
Arlene Lundquist
Doreen Rogers
Mehmet Sencicek (Fall 2019 term)
Katie Spires
Robert S. Swenszkowski
Daniel C. Tagliarini


The Committee will maintain electronic records on the College’s designated storage devices and in TaskStream, the College's assessment management system.  Electronic records stored by the Committee on the College’s designated storage devices are the official records of the committee. Assessment documentation includes program reviews, assessment reports, communications to departments, scored rubrics, and minutes from AACC meetings.  Permission to view individual program reviews or departmental assessment reports must come from the respective academic departments. 

The AACC 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 AACC website and accessible to faculty and staff.

Records Retention

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.

Web Site

The committee will maintain a web site with information about the committee, its membership, and other relevant documentation.

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

2019 - 2020 AACC Agendas

August 27, 2019 AACC Retreat
September 5, 2019 
September 12, 2019
September 19, 2019
September 26, 2019
October 3, 2019
October 10, 2019
October 17, 2019 
October 24, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 21, 2019 

Contact Us

Ann E. Damiano

Ann E. Damiano

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

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