Assessment Committee Purpose

The Assessment committee, comprised primarily of faculty, reviews the assessment of course, program/general education, and institutional learning outcomes and their implementation. The committee evaluates the results for continuous improvements.  

In addition, the committee evaluates the Comprehensive Program Reviews and submits recommendations. 

 Assessment is a sub-committee of the Academic Affairs standing committee and all recommendations are reported through Academic Affairs for formal approval. 

Approved 3 February 2022 

Assessment Committee Responsibilities

Committee responsibilities revised 2021. 

  1. Meets monthly
  2. Chaired by the Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Planning. 
  3. Keeps a record of assessment discussion, activities, and decisions through meeting minutes that will be made available to all stakeholders.
  4. Evaluates, refines, and expands procedures for the assessment of courses.
  5. Monitors development and revision of course outcomes for all courses.
  6. Monitors the development and revision of Departmental/Program Goals.
  7. Assess and evaluate all Comprehensive Program Review submissions and provide constructive formative feedback to participating programs. 
  8. Manages the information provided in syllabi explaining assessment practices to students.
  9. Maintains a timeline/calendar of assessment for current and future years.
  10. Provides professional development and support for faculty regarding assessment.
  11. Encourages faculty participation in assessment.
  12. Provides oversight within departments of assessment practices.
  13. Monitors faculty and department participation in assessment.
  14. Recognizes departments and faculty for participation in assessment.
  15. Reviews assessment data and collaborates with faculty and departments in making recommendations for improved practices.

Assessment Committee Membership


The assessment committee is comprised of the department chair for each department or his/her designee, division deans, assessment coordinator, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Assessment Committee Members 2022-2023:

Jamison Gross, Agriculture and Industrial Education

Shelly Farha, Business

Brandon Galm, Communication

Spencer Farha, Education, Early Childhood Education, and Health and Human Performance

Brent Philips: Humanities and Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business

Mark Whisler: Mathematics

Stefanie Perret: Nursing and Allied Health

Kit Thompson: Renewable Energy

Don Benjamin: Sciences and Dean of Math, Science and Industrial Technology

Paul Gardner: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cindy Lamberty, Director of Assessment, Institutional Effectiveness, and Planning

Kimberly Zant, Vice President for Academic Affairs


2017-2018 Assessment Committee Minutes

January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017 - no meeting held

Past Assessment Committee Minutes:
April 2017
March 2017 - no meeting held
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
January 2015 - no meeting held
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014

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